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Erik L. Barnes
Erik L. Barnes,
In the summer of 1991, a sheltered teenage boy comes of age during a wild summer he spends in Cape Cod getting rich from selling pot to gangsters, falling in love for the first time, partying and eventually realizing that he is in over his head.
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Second film James Franco has starred in that was released by A24, his first one was (Spring Breakers) See more »
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.
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.
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Published by Thomas J. Valentino, Inc.
Performed by Marcel Frank
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Very heavy story, but good acting
Those of you who know me might wonder why I chose to rent The Adderall Diaries, since it's completely not my cup of tea. Even using that analogy shows how much this movie wouldn't be my style. However, since it was James Franco's time as Star of the Week on Hot Toasty Rag, I thought I'd give it a chance.
This very heavy drama centers on Franco, a writer who learns the hard way that memories are not necessarily truthful. Just because you remember something doesn't mean you aren't remembering a warped version to vindicate what you want to believe. This is the type of movie that makes you think afterwards, so you can understand why I wanted to take a chance on it. If some of the darker themes were cut out, I'd probably have enjoyed it much more, so I would caution the more squeamish viewers out there that there will be many uncomfortable moments throughout the 90 minutes. As it is, through the drugs and self-abuse, I felt an intense amount of pity for the main character who wasn't able to cope through life without adding in a bevy of complications.
If you watch this movie, you'll be treated to some great performances by Franco, his onscreen father Ed Harris, and accused murderer Christian Slater. Amber Heard's character in particular drew out my sympathy. She's Franco's love interest, and while she has lived through darkness in her life, she's not as damaged as the man she's drawn to. Any girl who's tried to reshape herself for the sake of keeping a bad boy interested will feel for Amber in this movie. You'll also see a young boy playing the troubled teen version of Franco, and if his face looks familiar, it's because it's a pre-famous Timothée Chalamet.
DLM Warning: If you suffer from vertigo or dizzy spells, like my mom does, this movie might not be your friend. There are some canted angles and handheld motions that will make you sick. In other words, "Don't Look, Mom!"
Kiddy Warning: Obviously, you have control over your own children. However, due to sex scenes, drug use, and violence, I wouldn't let my kids watch it.
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