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. The result is a scattered, self-indulgent romp through the mind of a depressive narcissist obsessed with his insecurities and childhood traumas. After collaborating on a , he hired her to direct The Adderall Diaries as he had previously purchased the rights. Franco and Harris have a couple of showdowns that at least start with grace, but flatline. Romanowksy's film is the type of writer's drama in which a tortured artist presents a manuscript at the end with the film's title on it. I remember feelin' so happy and free, full of hope and potential.
He might not be just repressed, but completely delusional. Advertisement Casting goes a long way with this project, to fill some of the gaps of charisma the story itself lacks. He had a volatile marriage and his wife has gone missing. This was his life before getting into Northwestern and becoming a writer, in spite of that opening quote. It's an Intriguing story about how sometimes we remember things differently than they actually happen.
That's one of the enigmas providing subtext in The Adderall Diaries, though it's notable that with so many different subplots competing for attention and Romanowsky's predilection for stylized directorial flourishes, it often seems like a tangent rather than a central piece of the puzzle. His previous book was a memoir about his childhood that is about to get released. Harris played the abusive father who, like his son, remembers events differently. His editor is patient with him, even when he constantly fails to deliver on a mere 20 pages a month. He wakes up the middle of next day. Stephen's early writing success has come courtesy of the author being willing to mine his apparently extremely troubled childhood, one that was traumatized by the abusive behavior of Stephen's father Neil Ed Harris , a guy Stephen insists is thankfully deceased spoiler alert: he isn't. Heard makes the most of her abbreviated time she has a full, tragic reaction when Stephen wants her to choke him to death, sexually.
This causes him to question his childhood memories. Reviewed by , July 7, 2016 The Adderall Diaries may ultimately be a pretty muddled mess, but it can at least serve as a benchmark for those who feel they come from the most dysfunctional family ever. In the end, he writes over the course of two days about making amends with his father. Based on the memoir of the same name. It was not a matter of weather he was right or wrong, but just a matter of how he saw things that was not entirely accurate. Summary: Stephen Elliot James Franco , a once-successful novelist paralyzed by writer's block and an escalating Adderall dependency, becomes obsessed with a high-profile murder case as a way to escape his personal troubles. The film stars , , and.
Though the story starts with an interesting point that we may want to change our worst memories, Stephen apparently gets some very big details very wrong, as compared to what his father remembers. Chances are after they sit through this film if they're able to sit through it, that is , they'll realize their childhoods were glistening wonderlands of unity and affection, at least relatively speaking. Ostensibly based on Stephen Elliott's best selling quasi-memoir, The Adderall Diaries' film adaptation was so problematic that evidently Elliott wasn't pleased that his name was ported over to be used as that of the character played by James Franco. In despair, he gets high and goes to a club and sleeps with a random person. Watch our exclusive Ultimate Trailers, Showdowns, Instant Trailer Reviews, Monthly MashUps, Movie News, and so much more to keep you in the know.
The film was released on March 10, 2016, on prior to a on April 15, 2016. Advertisement This is the story of a past and present screw-up, who has made a career out of remembering and sharing his traumatic past. Harris has a mesmerizing presence in the film, but one which perhaps works against that hoped for ambiguity simply because it's so precise and focused. Stephen is attending court every day and following the case, in hopes of writing a best seller. 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.
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. Despite his claims that his wife has simply gone into hiding to hurt him, the cops arrested him for her murder and he is now on trial. Technical merits are generally strong for those considering a purchase. While talking, he figures out that while Neil made some mistakes in parenting, Stephen is falsely remembering his father being downright abusive. But instead of facing the fire from a Gawker or Snopes investigation, very little happens. So we only did it once. On May 23, filming was underway in.
On top of an initially curious layer about a father and his traumatized son, has a small part as a father named Hans Reiser, who is accused of murdering the mother of his two kids and hiding the body. The result is a scattered, self-indulgent romp through the mind of a depressive narcissist obsessed with his insecurities and childhood traumas. He's also become fascinated by a young woman named Lana Amber Heard who is also covering the case of a guy named Hans Reiser Christian Slater who's been accused of murder in a highly publicized trial. On , it currently holds a 21% score based on 29 reviews, with an average rating of 4. It was a red 1968 Oldsmobile Delmont convertible, in Warren park in the parkin' lot. That may not be an entirely good thing for the overall shape or lack thereof of the film, for the ambiguity about what really happened between Neil and Stephen is supposedly the lynch pin upon which much of the roiling emotional content of the film hinges.