The Adderall Diaries

Writer and Adderall enthusiast Stephen Elliott reaches a low point when his estranged father resurfaces, claiming that Stephen has fabricated much of the dark childhood that that fuels his writing. Adrift in the precarious gray area of memory, Stephen is led by three sources of inspiration: a new romance, the best friend who shares his history, and a murder trial that reminds him more than a little of his own story. Based on the memoir of the same name.


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  • ★★★★ review by saff on Letterboxd

    mr. james franco, ms. amber heard, and monsieur timothée chalamet in one film? cmon wig

  • ★★★★½ review by Kaci Elizabeth on Letterboxd

    “We understand the world by how we retrieve memories, re-order information into stories to justify how we feel.”

    Now this was a very very pleasant surprise.

    I've had a tough time getting settled in and actually finding a story to grip me and keep me focused lately and this was exactly what I needed. Something to grab me and force me to stay in my seat long enough to complete it. This film had me going through the motions and planted firmly in my seat throughout the entire thing.

    Well done to the cast and crew. And let's not forget Stephen Elliott. This is genius. It really made me think.

  • ★★★½ review by leanne⛈ on Letterboxd

    James Franco*

    *choke me

    (Side note: amber..honey your wig is so stiff do better)

  • ★★★★½ review by NIGHTWINE on Letterboxd

    James Franco true-crime double feature w/ True Story - on a rainy day in Ohio

  • ★★★½ review by imaginamaria on Letterboxd

    James Franco y Ed Harris son dos actores que me gustan mucho. Lo que me gustó de esta pelicula es que nos muestra como una persona puede sumergirse en una irrealidad absoluta durante buena parte de nuestra vida. Como el dolor mal resuelto puede lastimarte a tal punto de anular tu capacidad de hacerte cargo de tus decisiones. La transformación de Stephen desde que se siente atraído por el juicio de Hans Reiser acusado de asesinar a su mujer hasta que logra ver la realidad de su historia familiar es maravillosa. Uno siente como se caen las cortinas que lo ciegan en su mirada cuando se enfrenta al amor de su padre, a la lealtad de su amigo y al miedo de su novia.

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