• 16 Years of Alcohol (2005)

16 Years of Alcohol

Release Date: March 18th, 2005

DVD Release Date: May 24th, 2005

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Frankie (Kevin McKidd) looks back on his wasted life as he is beaten senseless by a group of thugs in an alleyway. As a child, Frankie lived under the influence of his drunken, philandering father. As a teenager, he fell in with a gang of skinheads who unleashed their pent-up rage across the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. As an adult, however, he seeks help and becomes involved with two women -- an art student (Laura Fraser) and a fellow addict (Susan Lynch) -- who may prove to be his salvation.

Cast: Kevin McKidd, Laura Fraser, Susan Lynch, Stuart Sinclair Blyth, Jim Carter, Ewen Bremner, Elaine C. Smith, Kate Robbins

Director: Richard Jobson

Genres: Drama

Keywords: 1980s , Intense , 1960s , Brooding , Dark , Fall , 1970s , Father

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    A full-flavored, absorbing tragedy. show more

  • 50
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    The pacing soon grows dull and the frequent narration is a nonstop string of clich├ęs, platitudes, and truisms that should have been flung out the cutting-room window. show more

  • 75
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    But the film has a poetic pulse, its ups and downs accompanied by some smartly chosen pop songs, a seductive original score and McKidd's husky voice-over narration. show more

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