A jaded party girl enters a month of court-ordered rehab after drunkenly wrecking a limousine.
When her alcoholic misdemeanours land her in court on a drunk-driving charge, Gwen Cummings (Sandra Bullock) is sentenced to 28 days in rehab. Arriving at the clinic, Gwen at first resists the discipline and emotional honesty required by her treatment, but she soon forms bonds with the other inmates and builds up the courage to tackle her problem. Also starring Steve Buscemi, Viggo Mortensen and Elizabeth Perkins.
Gwen Cummings (Sandra Bullock), a successful N.Y. journalist and ultimate party girl, loves to have a good time! Trouble is, she never can tell when she's had enough. When she borrows her sister's (Elizabeth Perkins) wedding limo and plows it into someone's front porch, the wild life she shares with her boyfriend, Jasper (Dominic West), comes to a screeching halt. She earns herself a DUI and a 28-day stretch in rehab. There, she faces an unthinkable set of rules (no cell phones!) and some strange rituals, like chanting and (gulp!) sharing her feelings. Joining up with an eccentric group of fellow rehabbers led by the inimitable Counselor Cornell (Steve Buscemi), Gwen embarks on a touching and often hilarious road to recovery where she learns that life is not always a party and that real happiness comes from within.
A disastrous drunken episode lands successful New York journalist Gwen Cummings (Sandra Bullock) inrehab where she encounters a bizarre assortment of characters and some unique rituals during her touching and often hilarious road to recovery.
Newspaper columnist Gwen Cummings has a fondness for liquor and a party girl image that camouflages plenty of emotional baggage, but must face the music after a court-ordered, 28-day stay in a rehabilitation facility for drug and alcohol abusers.
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