Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CLEAN AND SOBER (1988) - Glenn Gordon Caron

Keaton's first truly serious role and, perhaps, his first snub in terms of Oscar gold (though he did win a National Film Critics Circle Award for this one). As one of thousands of filmed drug recovery/redemption stories, Clean and Sober is solid though its arc is familiar. MK's willingness to go "full douchebag" helps lifts it above the pack. Take a look a the "Vine" below as Keaton's Daryl Pointer takes a drug test under the watchful eye of Morgan Freeman's Counselor Craig. He assures him he'll find "nothing but milkshake" in his sample, but me-thinks there's a little leftover "Beetlejuice" (same year) in there too...

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