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The Adderall DiariesSuffering from writer's block, author Stephen Elliott reconnects with his estranged father while investigating the murder case of computer entrepreneur Hans Reiser. Elliott, caught up in the film-ready twist and his tenuous connection to Sturgeon (they share a BDSM social circle), makes a gonzo 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.Keywords:
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Directors of "The Adderall Diaries"Pamela Romanowsky
Creators of "The Adderall Diaries"Pamela RomanowskyStephen Elliott
Critic Reviews of "The Adderall Diaries"New York ObserverApril 21, 2016
Mr. Elliott's story is not helped by James Franco, who plays him with his usual smug catatonia.Los Angeles TimesApril 14, 2016
"The Adderall Diaries" is a complex, absorbing, at times profound look at how we choose to remember our past.New York TimesApril 14, 2016
All affect and no personality.Seattle TimesApril 14, 2016
Writer-director Pamela Romanowsky, in her first feature, captures both fireworks and tragedy in go-for-broke scenes between Franco and Harris.indieWireApril 14, 2016
The Adderall Diaries is about nothing but itself. It's not fiction, it's forgery. It's not adaptation, it's erasure.Chicago Sun-TimesApril 14, 2016
The Adderall Diaries comes across as an incomplete jumble of colliding plot lines.Austin American-StatesmanDecember 27, 2016
The frenetic tone and uneven storytelling feels more like an outline for a film than a finished product.Arkansas Democrat-GazetteAugust 26, 2016
... feels a little self-impressed and student-filmy, yet it allows its cast a few highlight reel moments.HeraldNet (Everett, WA)April 15, 2016
A dumb adaptation of Stephen Elliott's memoir about (among other things) writer's block, a murder trial, and S&M sex. James Franco looks stupefied in the lead role, and the film's point remains murky throughout.Under the RadarApril 15, 2016
Romanowsky attempts too much, and winds up succeeding in very little.Madison MovieApril 15, 2016
"The Adderall Diaries" never commits to any of these paths in a convincing way - the true-crime saga in particular feels bizarrely tacked-on, as if Elliott was taking a break in the middle of his emotional turmoil to watch an episode of "Law & Order."San Diego Union-TribuneApril 14, 2016
There are scattered subplots that never truly come together as a cohesive whole. It's a labor of love that doesn't successfully do its source material justice.
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