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When Love is Not Enough: First Look

Nov 17th, 2009

This is your first look at Winona Ryder on the set of the TV movie When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story.

Currently shooting in Toronto, the CBS/Hallmark Hall of Fame drama tells the true story of the troubled but enduring love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon, and her alcoholic husband Bill, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Ryder, a two-time Academy Award nominee, plays the title character and Canadian actor Barry Pepper plays her husband. The story, which spans three decades, is based on the biography by William G. Borchert.

Lois married Bill in 1918 and, following his stint in WWI, they settled in New York City where she worked as an occupational therapist and he thrived as a securities analyst. Their seemingly idyllic life together started to come apart due to Bill’s drinking problem. Bill went on to co-found AA with Dr. Bob Smith and Lois later helped to create Al-Anon – a program for the loved ones of alcoholics.

Thanks to websites Pop Goes the News and for the pictures, and Chris for the heads up. I’m currently working on find more pictures untagged. Wish me luck. :)

19 Comments on “When Love is Not Enough: First Look

  1. conservative lense

    i thinki the only reason they arrested her is cause she pulled a knife one them….

  2. Luciana

    Winona pulled a knife on them?

    And she doesn’t make movies for children.

  3. conservative lense

    no i was just joking about how everyone made her look so bad, the smoking thing was just a joke too Luciana..i was just making a point on how bad they tried to make her look.

  4. Luciana

    Oh, okay Jayson.

    I was like: Huh? lol

  5. RLB

    This looks like an interesting movie, I can’t wait to see it. I wonder when it will be aired?

  6. Chris B

    It will air in April 2010!

  7. Stephanie

    I had to go to Toronto on business travel earlier this week, and I was staying at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. To my surprise, I realised that they were shooting a movie right in the hotel, and I saw Winona Ryder a few feet away from me, shooting a scene. She looked great. I’m glad to know what it was now. Should be interesting.

  8. Michael Futura - Wryter

    Well, if that were me, Hi Steph, and only by sheer coincidence as it was for you, I could have not done any of my business for the rest of my time there …I would have been this petrified imbecile standing in that same spot where I first seen Ms. Ryder …I mean, I’d be a permanant fixture of that hotel …well, not quite so literal as that, but I’ll tell you, I’d be shocked to high heaven… 😀

  9. Amanda

    The Movie will air April 25, 2010 @ 9:00 on CBS.

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