When a Man Loves a Woman
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When a Man Loves a Woman
Filmed in 1993 as Significant Other, this contemporary domestic drama was released in 1994 as When a Man Loves a Woman (thereby picking up a ready-made theme song). When the film first hit the screens, critics were impressed by the fact that Andy Garcia, traditionally cast as an intractable tough guy, plays a sensitive, passionate, almost saintlike husband and father, while the usually effervescent Meg Ryan portrays an end-of-tether alcoholic. In the early stages of their marriage, Meg spends as much time in denial as she does at the bottle; ultimately, however, there's no way out but… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Meg Ryan gives a solid peformance in this flawed melodrama about alcoholics"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"There won't be a dry eye in the house. Just sublime."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Salutes the inner work that must be done to keep alive the sacred dimensions of love and commitment."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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