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The Adderall Diaries (2015)

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Elliot, a troubled former successful writer decides to write about a missing wife and the following murder trial of her husband.

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Pamela Romanowsky

Writers:

Pamela Romanowsky, Stephen Elliott (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... Stephen Elliott
Ed Harris ... Neil Elliott
Amber Heard ... Lana Edmond
Jim Parrack ... Roger
Timothée Chalamet ... Teenage Stephen
Danny Flaherty ... Teenage Roger
Christian Slater ... Hans Reiser
Cynthia Nixon ... Jen Davis
Elizabeth Hobgood Elizabeth Hobgood ... Kathleen
Tamzin Brown ... Miranda
Rochelle Bostrom Rochelle Bostrom ... Amanda
Laura Frost ... Nina Reiser
Jake Katzman ... Cori Resier
Adam LeFevre ... Bill DuBois
Michael Cristofer ... Paul Hora
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As a writer stymied by past success, writers block, substance abuse, relationship problems and a serious set of father issues, Elliott's cracked-out chronicle of a bizarre murder trial amounts to less than the sum of its parts. Not long into the 2007 trial of programmer Hans Reiser, accused of murdering his wife, the defendant's friend Sean Sturgeon obliquely confessed to several murders (though not the murder of Reiser's wife). Elliott, caught up in the film-ready twist and his tenuous connection to Sturgeon (they share a BDSM social circle), makes a record of the proceedings. The result is a scattered, self-indulgent romp through the mind of a depressive narcissist obsessed with his insecurities and childhood traumas. Written by Publisher's Weekly

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language throughout, drug use, sexuality, and some aberrant and disturbing content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

True Deception See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,517, 17 April 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,287, 24 April 2016
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2.35 : 1
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Second film James Franco has starred in that was released by A24, his first one was (Spring Breakers) See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Stephen Elliott: You remember when you taught me to drive? I was 14. You let me drive out to Warren park in a '69 mustang. I loved that car. You used to take me out, let me drive. I remember feelin' so happy and free, full of hope and potential.
Neil Elliott: I don't know why you always told people I taught you to drive in the mustang. It was a red 1968 Oldsmobile Delmont convertible, in Warren park in the parkin' lot. You were belligerent, and you were a terrible driver. So we only did it once.
Stephen Elliott: Wanna go for a ...
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Expedition
Written by Tom Hirschmann
Published by Hatton Road Music
Performed by Tom Hirschmann
Courtesy of Selectracks, Inc.
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If we didn't edit
22 October 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Books on fiction and even more so autobiographical memoirs are always edited, self edited if you prefer. Even the most brutally frank of memoirs there is always a part so painful we don't want to tell the world and we hope that no one else is keeping track to tell it differently. That's what happens to James Franco on another of his quirky projects playing a writer who does his Adderall like peppermint candy.

Franco is covering the trial of wife killer Christian Slater and as the testimony rolls he sees some of his own life especially in his relationship with his estranged father Ed Harris who sees the same incidents and others he prefers to remember a bit differently. Franco and Harris have some great scenes together they are the heart of the film.

Editing our memories is the phenomenon this film chose to explore. If not the best of explanations it's a valiant attempt.


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