When a man loves a woman who's an alcoholic, he's going to get a crash course in the modern American culture of addiction and recovery. So will viewers of this would-be old-fashioned tearjerker, in which much of the drama and romance is drained to make room for plenty of instructional
Alice Green (Meg Ryan) drinks a lot, and her husband, Michael (Andy Garcia), accepts it, even though she alternates between being fun and being an irresponsible and worrisome drunk. Only when she gets so drunk that she falls though the glass shower door is Alice ready to admit she's an alcoholic.
While Alice struggles through detox and the beginnings of recovery, Micha...