Four Good Days: Mila Kunis’ gritty new film is based on this real-life addiction story

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Mila Kunis and Glenn Close star in new film Four Good Days, which is based on a 2016 article about a woman’s drug addiction recovery. Here’s everything we know about it so far. 

Despite the pandemic causing many delays on film releases, it now looks like there are plenty of new movies coming our way in 2021

From Lin-Manuel Miranda’s screen adaptation of his musical In The Heights, to the fresh take on an iconic Disney villain in Cruella, and Billie Piper’s directorial debut on Rare Beasts – there are plenty of good viewing times ahead. 

And now we can confirm another addition to this year’s film cannon: Four Good Days

What is Four Good Days about?

Four Good Days is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning Eli Saslow’s 2016 Washington Post article How’s Amanda? A Story of Truth, Lies and an American Addiction. 

The movie premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival. It follows an estranged mother and daughter who work through their issues while the daughter, Amanda, is recovering from addiction. She must stay sober for a full week in order to safely receive a monthly injection of a chemical opiate antagonist that’ll prevent her from getting high.

Who stars in Four Good Days?

Mila Kunis (Black Swan, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) takes on the lead role of Amanda, while Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction, Hillbilly Elegy) plays her mother Deb. Stephen Root (Get Out, Boardwalk Empire) also stars as Amanda’s step dad, Chris. 

Watch the trailer for Four Good Days

“Four more days – seriously?” 31-year-old Amanda asks the doctor. What ensues is an emotional and difficult watch as both mother and daughter attempt to navigate recovery and rebuild their ruined relationship. 

When is Four Good Days released?

Four Good Days is due to be released in the US on 30 April, and should makes its way to the UK sometime in May when cinemas are hopefully reopened. 

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Hollie Richardson

Hollie is a digital writer at Stylist.co.uk, mainly covering the daily news on women’s issues, politics, celebrities and entertainment. She also keeps an ear out for the best podcast episodes to share with readers. Oh, and don’t even get her started on Outlander…