Down to the Bone
Character: Irene
Directed by: Debra Granik
Written by: Richard Lieske, Debra Granik, Alex MacInnis, Anne Kugler, Jean-Michel Dissard
Produced by: Susan Leber, Anne Rosellini
Other cast: Hugh Dillon, Clint Jordan, Caridad 'La Bruja' De La Luz, Jasper Daniels
Release date: November 25, 2005
Genre: Drama
Running time: 1h 44min

Irene is an upstate New York mother of two, married, holds a job as a supermarket checker, and is a cocaine addict. Her husband is also a drug user, but does not support Irene's decision to enter rehab and clean up her life after she realizes how her drug use affects the children. In rehab she meets Bob, a nurse whose sobriety success story further inspires her. But Irene soon finds beating addiction holds greater consequences than addiction itself.


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