• The Adderall Diaries (2016)

The Adderall Diaries

Release Date: April 15th, 2016

DVD Release Date: July 5th, 2016

R |1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary

Suffering from writer's block, author Stephen Elliott (James Franco) reconnects with his estranged father (Ed Harris) while investigating the murder case of computer entrepreneur Hans Reiser (Christian Slater).

Cast: James Franco, Ed Harris, Amber Heard, Cynthia Nixon, Christian Slater, Jim Parrack, Timothée Chalamet, Danny Flaherty

Director: Pamela Romanowsky

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Friend, Pursuit, Escape, 2000s, Engaging, Dark, Prison, Intense, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    First-time feature helmer Romanowsky has a hard time distinguishing between the things that draw her to Elliott's story and the things that make him pathetic. show more

  • 60

    At first, Elliott’s struggle does not seem like promising material for a movie, and some might be unsatisfied by the shifting, inchoate nature of the film’s forward trajectory, but at a certain point the narrative begins to coalesce around the idea of taking responsibility for your own life, and Romanowsky makes this seem like a refreshing or at least tough-minded theme. show more

  • 75
    Tom KeoghThe Seattle Times

    What rescues “Diaries” and its grimy, cracked-glass look is its firm grip on Stephen’s incremental awareness that he and his misery are not the center of the universe. show more

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