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Bill W.

Not Rated In Theaters 05/18/2012 , 104min.
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Critic score based on 6 reviews

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September 15, 2012
After 36 years of Sobriety, I learned more things about Bill that I never knew. Seeing and hearing the old fillms of the Real Life Bill & Dr. Bob and others was Exhilerating!!!!
July 29, 2012
It was an awesome movie. I have been a friend of Bill's for over 30 years and I thought this was so well done.
June 09, 2012
What a geat movie. It shows Bil as a real man, not an Icon. This documnetary show Bills struggles not only with drinking, but with living up to the Ideals he wrote about. I am so grateful for him and Dr. Bob. This moive shows the real deal. Don't mis it.
May 27, 2012
I am a \"friend\" of Bill W. I haven't seen the movie yet, but you can bet your bippie I will. I believe that Bill W. and Dr. Bob were divinly inspiried. AA not only saved (and will hopefull continue to save) countless millions of people; this program has been used as a basis (sometimes loosely) for ALL the other 12 step programs out there that are helping countless millions of

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Showing deep appreciation for Wilson's influence, as well as for the obscurity in which he spent his career in the spiritual-rescue business, the helmers employ a motherlode of photographs, diary entries, correspondence and recorded speeches to tell a sensational story that many will think they know, but don't. Full Review
Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
A loving, exhaustive, warts-and-all look at the man who spent years battling his own alcoholism before a spiritual experience in the hospital set him on the course to help others. Full Review
Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
As the filmmakers trace the troubles of his later life -- psychological, financial, marital -- they flesh out a portrait of a reluctant guru whose human imperfections make him all the more inspiring. Full Review
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Alcoholics Anonymous founder William G. Wilson, known mostly as Bill W. before his death in 1971, was played by James Woods in a fine 1989 made-for-TV biopic. But the drama didn't have room for some of the darker corners of Wilson's life, fascinatingly explored in Kevin Hanlon and Dan Carracino's documentary. Full Review

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