I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can

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"Two In The Morning. Two Before Lunch. Two After Dinner. Two Before Bed. Every Day."
  • R
  • 1982
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • 6.2  (555)

"I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can" is a gripping drama film directed by Jack Hofsiss that delves into the life of a successful documentary filmmaker named Barbara (Jill Clayburgh) who seems to have it all until a secret addiction to prescription drugs puts everything at risk. The film begins with Barbara embarking on a new film project that she's eager to complete. However, she soon realizes that the weight of her grueling work schedule and a demanding boyfriend have made it nearly impossible for her to function without drugs. The obsession with her addiction spirals out of control, and the film casts a dark shadow on the events that follow.

As Barbara fights to free herself from the clutches of her addiction, she hits roadblocks at every turn. Her boyfriend, played by Nicol Williamson, takes steps to separate himself from her, and her well-meaning therapist, played by Dianne Wiest, is unable to provide the help that Barbara needs to get sober.

Things only escalate when Barbara is hospitalized after a near-fatal overdose. At the hospital, she meets a male patient with whom she develops a deep connection. Despite the progress she makes with him, she is ultimately forced to confront the gravity of her addiction alone.

"I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can" is a powerful film that explores Barbara's turbulent journey as she fights for her life and sets out on a path of self-discovery. The movie deals with the challenges of addiction and the difficulties of recovery, and it offers a poignant commentary on the mental health system and the stigmatization of addiction.

Throughout the movie, Jill Clayburgh delivers a compelling and affecting performance as Barbara. She conveys the desperation of her character's situation with authenticity and depth, portraying her with the nuance and sensitivity that the role requires. Nicol Williamson's performance as Barbara's unsupportive boyfriend also stands out. As does Dianne Wiest's portrayal of her therapist, who understands the severity of Barbara's situation more fully than anyone else.

In terms of cinematography, "I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can" features evocative visuals that heighten the story's themes of addiction, recovery, and mental health. The film's score complements the visual narrative aptly, and the overall production value of the movie is impressive and seamless.

Overall, "I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can" is a poignant and thought-provoking film that illuminates the difficulties of overcoming addiction and the journey of self-discovery that it necessitates. The movie is a must-watch for anyone who is struggling with addiction, mental health issues, or any other form of personal struggle. The powerful performance of the lead actors, the compelling story, and the overall execution of the film make it one of the most gripping dramas of the era.

I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can is a 1982 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

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    1 hr 46 min
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    6.2  (555)