I was very anxious to see this movie. I wanted to see the bio on the woman who was there from the beginning of Alcoholics Anonymous. The wife of Bill Wilson, the co-founder of A.A. I also bought the movie MY NAME IS BILL W.. Both Movies show how A.A. , the program that saved millions from the depths of Alcoholism got started. This movie takes you through days and years of how the Alcoholic AND the family member suffered the disease of Alcoholism along side each other. The dedication Lois W. had to her husband and to their commitment to each other. As Bill W. dives to the bottom of his disease, Lois W. hangs on with all the Hope and Faith she can muster up to stand by her man, even when family and friends are saying 'Get Out Now!". She won't give up on Bill W. and then, through a spiritual experience, a miracle, Bill W. gets Sober. Even that part turns out to be a challenge to the marriage. It's one thing to live with a drunk and then to live with a drunk in Recovery, is two different worlds. The drunk world and the sober world, bringing the two worlds together - to help save others from the depths of alcoholism was the Purpose of this new found Program. One Alcoholic helping another Alcoholic through sharing their own Experiences, Strength and Hope with each other. At first Lois felt alot of mixed emotions about Bill W. new found sober world. A sober world she felt in competition with at times. His helping suffering Alcoholics wherever and whenever he could. Feeling left out. Till - She saw the Same Need for the Recovering family members as well. A Need to bridge the two worlds together for Their own understanding. She shared with the families her own Experiences, Strength and Hope and so the ALANON program was born. I am so grateful for her Courage and Strength, to overcome the years of suffering - to find her God Given Purpose. Using the same outline for recovery, used for the A.A. program. A.A and Alanon Programs brought together, Bringing Hope to many families in recovery to find Sobriety and Happiness together. Winona Ryder plays Lois Wilson, convincing in her role. Barry Pepper plays Bill W., so convincing as a suffering Bill W.. Movie depicts an enduring Love Story that helped Save millions of people around the world in the throws of Alcoholism. My name is Laura Mc. a Recovering Alcoholic and a very Grateful Member of ALANON. These Programs worked for Me, Saved My LIFE. I have a Happy, Joyous and Free Life today. They can work for You as Well. This Movie is a wonderful and Inspiring inlet for learning about these Life Saving Programs. The DVD is Great. Good color and sound.