When a Man Loves a Woman is a 1994 American romantic drama film written by Al Franken and Ronald Bass, starring Andy García, Meg Ryan, Tina Majorino, Mae Whitman, Ellen Burstyn, Lauren Tom and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
For her performance, Ryan received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Female Actor in a Leading Role. The movie's title is taken from the song of the same name by Percy Sledge.
The movie chronicles one woman's Meg Ryan alcoholism and her husband's Andy Garcia efforts to help her.
Meg Ryan, who plays Alice Green, a school counselor who has a serious drinking problem. Her husband is Michael Andy Garcia, an airline pilot. Though she's lighthearted and loving, Alice is often reckless and, when drunk, even neglects her children, nine-year-old daughter Jess Tina Majorinorom a previous marriage, and four-year-old daughter Casey Mae Whitman, whose father is Michael. After an accident, Alice realizes that she has "hit bottom" and goes into a clinic for rehab. When she...