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The Adderall Diaries (2016)



Critic Consensus: Stylistically overwrought and tedious, The Adderal Diaries aspires for profundity but instead feels like a shambolic class project thrown together right before it was due.

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Based on the bestselling memoir by Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries is the gripping and complex story of how an author's fascination with a high-profile murder case leads him to come to terms with his troubled past while embarking on a potentially life-changing romance in the present.

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All Critics (35) | Top Critics (15)

Mr. Elliott's story is not helped by James Franco, who plays him with his usual smug catatonia.

April 21, 2016 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
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"The Adderall Diaries" is a complex, absorbing, at times profound look at how we choose to remember our past.

April 14, 2016 | Full Review…

All affect and no personality.

April 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Writer-director Pamela Romanowsky, in her first feature, captures both fireworks and tragedy in go-for-broke scenes between Franco and Harris.

April 14, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The Adderall Diaries is about nothing but itself. It's not fiction, it's forgery. It's not adaptation, it's erasure.

April 14, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…

The Adderall Diaries comes across as an incomplete jumble of colliding plot lines.

April 14, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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