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When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (2010)

Based on the true story of the enduring but troubled love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon, and her alcoholic husband Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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John Kent Harrison
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Lois Wilson
Barry Pepper ... Bill Wilson
John Bourgeois ... Dr. Clark Burnham
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Matilda Burnham
Paul Popowich ... Rogers Burnham
Adam Greydon Reid ... Ebby Thatcher
Ellen Dubin ... Dora
Sarah Manninen ... Elise Shaw
Sarah Dodd Sarah Dodd ... Sue
Lynne Griffin ... Annie Smith
Collette Micks ... Irene
Kristi Angus ... Anne Bingham
Frank Moore ... Dr. Bob
Peter Windrem Peter Windrem ... Charlie
James Downing ... Wes
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Based on the true story of the enduring but troubled love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon, and her alcoholic husband Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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The epic story of devotion, recovery and hope

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Biography | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (#59.3) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Lois Wilson: You disgust me! Anyone stupid enough to trust you is betrayed, again and again!
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Referenced in Biography: Winona Ryder (2008) See more »

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Does the job
14 November 2019 | by ohiochett37See all my reviews

I show this to my substance abuse group multiple times a year, and each time you can tell the effects of the alcoholism resonates with my group members. Story moves a little fast, some of the acting and dialogue is crunched-eyes inducing, but it's an effective story and movie.


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