Drug Addicts in Today’s Films Don’t Always Find Redemption

Analysis of Hollywood’s new spate of addiction movies. They have female central characters, provide no resolution and offer only guarded hope. They’re characterized as offering realism. Do they? They definitely offer stories that ring true for some addicted women. However, as the reviewer points out, the films end the recovery narrative at day one. Not a pretty picture and a lot of uncertainty. I suppose real and complete are not the same thing.