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|A Day at the Beach|
Actors: Peter Sellers, Graham Stark, Beatie Edney, Jack McGowan, Mark Burns
Director: Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski wrote the screenplay for this bleak drama with a hauntingly accurate look at alcoholism. Bernie (Mark Burns) plays a rootless wanderer with a fondness for drinking and no clear goals in life. Bernie stumbles... more »
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This Film Could Drive You to Drink or Away From Alcohol Fore
Kenneth A. Nelson | Pensacola, FL | 01/07/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Watching anyone self-destruct is a sad subject for entertainment, but two (2) films come to mind about the self-hating alcoholic's love affair with the bottle. "The Days of Wine and Roses" is one of those films and "A Day at the Beach" is the other, with the latter far more extreme and memorable (for me).
The entire location setting is a drizzle/rain day at the Beach (the atmospheric filming is spectacular) with father visiting his daughter on a visitation visit (daughter lives with Mother and her new husband). The daughter wears leg braces, which even expands her sympathy value and it worked. I was a crying mess by about the halfway mark in the film. Daughter watching father sinking lower and lower is horrorfying. He can't seem to be able to control himself and she can't do a thing to help him.
Whether you are a drinker or not, it matters none. All you need is an interest in a very disfunctional father/daughter relationship and have the strength to witness an extremely emotional story with excellent Actors all around.
Oh Waitor, I'll have another Vodka Martini please. Make it a double."