Days of Wine and Roses
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

This thoroughly depressing drama concerns the battles of a young couple against the insidiousness of alcohol addiction. Joe (Jack Lemmon) and Kirsten (Lee Remick) are young newlyweds with a seemingly bright future. Joe is an up and coming… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 26, 1962
DVD Release Date: January 6, 2004
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Steve Crum

Grim, strong drama about alcoholism with Lemmon and Remick's stellar work.

Emanuel Levy

Except for the (fake) ending, this is one of Hollywood's best films about the devastating effects of alcoholism, going beyond Wilder's Lost Weekend, and proficiently helmed by Blake Edwards just before the Pink Panther films changed completely his career

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Cole Smithey

Hollywood doesn't make 'em like this anymore.

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Jim Hunter
An alcoholic and his wife struggle to give up the drink. This classic film brims with authenticity primarily because of the performances by Jack Lemmon and Lee… More
Stefanie C
a groundbreaking, grimly realistic portrait of alcoholism.
Reid Volk
This film has two things going for it: Lemmon's wonderful acting and Edward's camera work. Other than that the film does not earn the emotion that it… More
Wahida K
This, in its own terrifying way, is a love story.
Jennifer D
Well that was upbeat! I must say that this topic in the early 60s is an original idea. It very well showed an average couple and how drinking became the… More
Veronique Kwak
jack lemmon departs his patterned comedian style to explore another field of serious acting as a thespian in the sentimentalized "days of wine and… More