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For A film that uses sobriety.....

Aside from the movie being total and utter trash, the one theme they push hard in this is Michaels sobriety. Every recovering alcoholic I know has no liquor in their house. This character after only having 1 year clean, has 5-6 bottles laying around taunting him daily. I know this is just a small thing, but it ended up being a big part of the first half of this so called film.


I'm just starting it now (which according to the posts here may be a mistake), and I figured he was hallucinating the liquor in the house.

Pretty sure he's hallucinating his wife, too, which is what I came here to find out. If he is, I'm not watching the whole thing. I like Nicholle Tom but there's a limit.

ETA: It became clear she was real, so I stuck with it. Whoops. That actually would have been a better ending. What a mess this thing was.

Well, it isn't like I had anything better to do anyway, no great loss. But I probably could've found a better movie by literally closing my eyes and putting my finger randomly on the Netflix screen.

"Oh, dear. Mr. Dictionary seems to have deserted us again."


You're absolutely right, and the bottles were part of an over-done device of getting the viewers--and characters--to wonder if all the supernatural happenings are just in the man's head.

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