What it is

Lois Wilson was a woman of great inner strength and determination. Together, Lois and Bill Wilson started movements that have helped millions of people around the world. And together, they’ve given the world an inspiring love story. The two met and fell in love, then married following Bill’s return from World War I. Despite concerns over Bill’s drinking, Lois believed he was destined for greatness. She believed her love and support would eventually persuade Bill to quit drinking. When he finally attained sobriety, he poured his time and energy into helping other drunks, which led to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. Lois felt resentment that her patience and devotion were not acknowledged. When she discovered the wives of other alcoholics experienced the same anger and frustration, Lois learned her own experience could be invaluable in helping families of other problem drinkers. This was the beginning of Al-Anon.

  • Starring Winona Ryder and Barry Pepper.
  • Includes "Making of" featurette, behind-the-scenes interview, biographies, credits and production story.
  • Wide-screen version; closed captioned.
  • Approx. 110 minutes running time.
  • Originally aired 4/25/10.
  • Learn more about Bill and Lois Wilson in the DVD My Name is Bill W.

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When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story 4.5 5 2 2
When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story A very informative movie. Though I saw the original 'My Name is Bill W.", it was a very good experience learning about his wife's (Lois Wilson) perspective. Her group played (ans still does) a huge roll in the Alcoholic's recovery. A fantastic group that should be highly commended. April 20, 2013
best alanon movie Makes you stop and think about your actions. I wasn't sure what to expect but I'm sure this film exceeded all of my expectations. March 22, 2013
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