Rain in my Heart

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 23 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1127
  1. Michael Farrell (

    This is a bleak and shocking documentary about end stage liver disease and alcoholism. In 1970s, the director Paul Watson found fame with The Family, the original “fly on the wall” documentary that was controversial for its intrusiveness and for taking a working class family as its subject. Now, with Rain in my Heart, Watson has made the documentary equivalent to The Lost Weekend (1945), the classic feature film about alcoholism, where a writer loses everything through drinking and ends up on a psychiatric ward. As with the film, this documentary presents some uncomfortable and hard …

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