[Kalvert] best serves the movie by simply focusing on DiCaprio, who communicates the spirit and blunt truth of the diaries even when the movie keeps trying to soften the blow. show more
The tale related here isn't all that original, but the honest presentation lends impact to a wrenching scenario. show more
Jim Carroll's dreamy, pseudo-poetic memoir of a misspent New York boyhood - standard equipment for alienated adolescents of the 90s - is predictably re-tooled as an anti-drug message vehicle. show more
I saw this movie probably 15 years ago. I felt the mothers pain when she had to refuse her son. I only saw this movie once and it had a lasting impression on me. Its a gut wrenching tear jerker.
Best movie of all time!