Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Nails A Drunkard

Watching the story unfold about Jamie reconnecting with his mom is actually painful to watch. The actress who plays Carol perfectly nails it as a drunk. Each encounter starts out pretty ok, hopeful, even happy, but as the visit unfold she never lets her glass get empty, and then out of nowhere some comment sets her off and she turns ugly and a bit vicious. It's quite compelling.


Jacqueline said...

I think those of us who have dealt with family members who have substance abuse problems can testify that they have this dead on.

I actually found myself getting angry watching her. The guilt and manipulation that a lot of alcoholics use was right there with her performance.

Kudos to the writers and actress.

John said...

I was just saying to the missus how well she was playing the part. It all seemed pretty spot-on.