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When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (2010)
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When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the enduring but troubled love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon, and her alcoholic husband Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, melancholic
Plot: alcohol abuse, obsession, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, family problems, couples, college graduate, college, life is a bitch, hopes, dysfunctional family, custody, crumbling marriage, world war one, wall street, addiction, rehabilitation, dedication, unfulfillment, uncontrollable, landing, success, family relations, marriage ...
Time: 1930s, future, 30s, 1920s, 1910s, year 1951
Place: europe, vermont, canada, brooklyn new york city, washington d.c.

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My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Time: 30s, 1930s
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Last Call (2002)
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Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Duration: 119 min.
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Genre: Drama
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