When a Man Loves a Woman (film) Alice and Michael Green have a marriage filled with genuine passion, caring, and sharing, as they are raising two beautiful young daughters. However, beneath the surface of their loving family relationship simmers a painful personal secret Alice has been keeping, not only from her loved ones, but also from herself. She is an alcoholic, and when the family realizes this, they must embark on a courageous struggle to pick up the pieces of their lives and deal head-on with Alice’s problem. Limited release in New York and Los Angeles on April 29, 1994; general release on May 13, 1994. Directed by Luis Mandoki. A Touchstone film. 126 min. Stars Andy Garcia (Michael Green), Meg Ryan (Alice Green), Lauren Tom (Amy), Ellen Burstyn (Emily). Filmed in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California. The hotel utilized for filming the vacation sequence was La Casa Que Canta Hotel in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Released on video in 1994.