6.4/10
4,069
38 user 14 critic

Take Your Pills (2018)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 16 March 2018 (USA)
Trailer
2:30 | Trailer
Every era gets the drug it deserves. In America today, where competition is ceaseless from school to the workforce and everyone wants a performance edge, Adderall and other prescription stimulants are the defining drugs of this generation.

Director:

Alison Klayman
6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariana Ariana ... Self - College Sophomore
Delaney Delaney ... Self - College Junior
Jasper Holt-Teza ... Self - College Senior (as Jasper)
Leigh Leigh ... Self - College Senior
Wendy Brown ... Self - Political Theorist, UC Berkeley
Anjan Chatterjee ... Self - Chair of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania
Alan Schwarz ... Self - Journalist, Author - ADHD Nation
Nicholas Rasmussen ... Self - Author, On Speed
Nathanael Nathanael ... Self - Software Engineer
Eben Britton ... Self - Former NFL Player (as Eben)
Brit Britton ... Self - Eben's Wife (as Brit)
Martha Farah ... Self - Cognitive Neuroscientist, University of Pennsylvania
Carl Hart ... Self - Chair of Psychology, Columbia University
Lawrence Diller ... Self - Pediatrician, Author - Running on Ritalin
Steve Hinshaw ... Self - Psychologist, Author - The ADHD Explosion
Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

SAVING CAPITALISM is a documentary film that follows former Secretary of Labor and Professor, Robert Reich, as he takes his book and his views to the heart of conservative America to speak ... See full summary »

Directors: Jacob Kornbluth, Sari Gilman
Stars: Robert Reich, Darvin Bentlage, Annie Presley
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

People around the globe are combating illness through a paradigm shift in eating. And this simple change -- embracing fat as our main fuel -- is showing profound promise in improving the health of people, animals and the planet.

Director: Robert Tate
Stars: Pete Evans, Nora Gedgaudas, Sara Karan
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A look at the unforeseen consequences of advanced technological devices used in the medical field.

Director: Kirby Dick
Stars: Robert Bridges, Angie Firmalino, Rita Redberg
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn
Stars: Kip Andersen, Larry Baldwin, Neal Barnard
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

How might your life be better with less?

Director: Matt D'Avella
Stars: Dan Harris, Ryan Nicodemus, Rick Hanson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Writer/director Ted Braun follows controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman as he puts a billion dollars on the line in his crusade to expose Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history.

Director: Ted Braun
Stars: William Ackman, Douglas M. Brooks, William Cohan
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Neuroscientist David Eagleman taps into the creative process of various innovators while exploring brain-bending, risk-taking ways to spark creativity.

Directors: Jennifer Beamish, Toby Trackman
Stars: David Eagleman, Michelle Khine, Bjarke Ingels
Rotten (2018–2019)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Rotten dives deep into the food production underworld to expose the corruption, waste and real dangers behind your everyday eating habits.

Stars: Latif Nasser, Casey Cox, Stanley Crawford
The C Word (2016)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A personal, important, surprising, and funny documentary about the industries of death that give us cancer, and the unheralded science of prevention.

Director: Meghan O'Hara
Stars: Morgan Freeman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you've never heard of.

Director: Jed Rothstein
Stars: Soren Aandahl, Carson Block, Dan David
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn
Stars: Bruce Hamilton, Kip Andersen, Al Gore
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Feminists: What Were They Thinking? takes aim at our current culture revealing all too vividly the urgent need for continued change.

Director: Johanna Demetrakas
Stars: Laurie Anderson, Phyllis Chesler, Judy Chicago
Edit

Storyline

The pressure to achieve more, do more, and be more is part of being human - and in the age of Adderall and Ritalin, achieving that can be as close as the local pharmacy. No longer just "a cure for excitable kids," prescription stimulants are in college classrooms, on Wall Street, in Silicon Valley...any place "the need to succeed" slams into "not enough hours in the day." But there are costs. In the insightful Netflix documentary TAKE YOUR PILLS, award-winning documentarian Alison Klayman (Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry) focuses on the history, the facts, and the pervasiveness of cognitive-enhancement drugs in our amped-up era of late-stage-capitalism. Executive produced by Maria Shriver and Christina Schwarzenegger, TAKE YOUR PILLS examines what some view as a brave new world of limitless possibilities, and others see as a sped-up ride down a synaptic slippery slope, as these pills have become the defining drug of a generation.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

1940s | 1960s | 2010s | adderall | adhd | See All (45) »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Christina Schwarzenegger, daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger, is the executive producer of the show. Her mom, Maria Shriver is co-producer (executive). See more »

Connections

References The Steve Allen Plymouth Show: Episode #5.7 (1959) See more »

User Reviews

 
Fascinating subject, poor structure
22 March 2018 | by scarlettmansfieldSee all my reviews

While the film raises many interesting points, it seems to jump around a lot from those who use it recreationally to excel in their work or studies, to those who have legitimate uses for it. Also, I found it didn't actually do anything to dispel the positive aspects of adderall or discourage those wanting to take it recreationally but it does deter those who want to use it for its actual purpose (ADHD). They just kept seeming to bang on about how great it is to really help you study further and in the wrong hands may encourage more students to try getting hold of the drug.

Overall, interesting aspects within it - such as the history of these drugs - but lacked a coherent structure and bounced all over the place.


13 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 38 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Take Your Pills: Receita para a Perfeição See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed