The Adderall Diaries

2015

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

17
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 19%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 39%
IMDb Rating 5.2 10 3132

Synopsis


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Cast

Amber Heard as Lana Edmond
James Franco as Stephen Elliott
Christian Slater as Hans Reiser
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638.59 MB
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 27 min
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English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 27 min
P/S 6 / 7

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Floated2 7 / 10

Well Acted and Thoroughly Interesting

The Adderall Diaries, Stephen's (James Franco) first book is called A" Part" but while it bears a different title, it's clearly just a substitute for "A Life Without Consequences", and it's those details that dismantle and nearly destroy Stephen, riding high on his success, when their lack of veracity is revealed. The Adderall Diaries is a tough film and has several different elements and subplots within the story. It may feel clustered at once, but the film is quite interesting for those reasons. There appears to be much happening, and although it is well acted, it does not feel forced in any way. The film really does a good job of its flashback scenes, where Franco and Ed Harris (playing his father) tell their point of views of how they lived going up. These flashbacks are constantly brought up and shown, and they play an important part within the end. Amber Heard does a solid job playing Franco's love interest. The film is quite short, at 87 minutes. Perhaps they could have developed the story a little more, though the film is quite good and worth a watch.

Reviewed by Seth_Rogue_One 5 / 10

Just doesn't quite work for some reason

Based on the book by Stephen Elliot by the same name, now although I haven't read it I assume that that did better at putting all the material together than the movie did.

There are some standalone scenes that are pretty solid but there's also some questionable ones that feels a bit random.

It's listed here as a crime/drama/thriller, but the crime elements is very limited and thriller even more so There is a subplot about a random murder-case involving a character played by Christian Slater but it doesn't have that big of importance in the long scheme of things, at least the movie didn't manage to convey it as it did.

The movie is about memories and perceptions of reality and how that can change in time.

The message and idea behind the movie is pretty clever and the acting is pretty good (save for maybe Amber Heard who feels a bit empty) and it's decent enough visually but for some reason it just doesn't quiet work as a whole.

Reviewed by Bob Rutzel 7 / 10

Memories can be tricky things

Stephen Elliott (Franco) is upset and embarrassed when he reads excerpts from his latest novel when Neil Elliott (Harris) shows up to let everyone know they are being played as he is not dead as his son writes about him. The father and son duel goes on and we in the audience are not sure who to believe about things that happened in Stephen's life as each makes a lot of sense.

The beginning of this movie seemed to indicate we were in for another druggie movie and I almost shut this down. Then the TV on screen shows a murder trial courtroom scene and this captures Stephen's interest. Ours too. The father, Hans Reiser (Christian Slater), is accused of killing his wife and claims he did no such thing and that he always acted on the behalf of his kids. Stephen realizes that his father always claimed the same thing. Stephen believes he can prove his father wrong and tell the world the truth and get his writing career back on track. He gets Lana (Amber Heard) to help him get paperwork proving he was all the things his father said was not true. Later we learn that Stephen takes Adderall among other drugs. We knew about the other drugs, but not Adderall until now. Hmmm……

I must say this time James Franco has a role that works for him as he invested himself completely. Kudos.

As for Ed Harris, well, he does steal all the scenes his in. He is just that good. But wait ….. there is another actor who seems to command scenes, too, and that is Jim Parrack (Who?) who plays Roger, Stephen's boyhood friend. I'm sure we will see more of him in other movies. Keep an eye.

Yes, there is a twist later on and I think we all knew what it would be. The question is will this revelation actually help Stephen? Should the Director have spent more time talking about the effects of Adderall or did the movie do this for us? Inquiring minds want to know. (7/10)

Violence: Yes. Sex: Yes. . Nudity: Yes. Language: Yes.

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