A Million Little Pieces

A Million Little Pieces

A Million Little Pieces

Golden Globe winner Aaron Taylor-Johnson teams up with Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson in this feature adaptation of James Frey's controversial memoir.

"After James (Taylor-Johnson) wakes up on an airplane and doesn't even know where it's going, he's checked into a Minnesota rehabilitation clinic. Seething with rage, cynicism, and self-loathing, James isn't buying into the promise of 12-step, not its talk of a higher power nor its assurances that it can make him stop seeking oblivion through booze and crack. The only things that keep James going are the support of his peers — among them a former crime lord (Billy Bob Thornton) and a desperate former sex worker (Odessa Young) — and, eventually, his calling as a writer. Above all, recovery will reveal a pathway to renewal and redemption that James never could have found alone." (Toronto International Film Festival)

The book that the film's based on was originally marketed as a memoir. When it was later revealled that many of the events depicted never happened, the so-called memoir was re-labelled a 'semi-fictional' novel.

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IndieWire

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An adaptation that's little more than a watered-down version of a story that's already lost so much of its original consistency.

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Variety

Variety

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It's full of showpiece scenes of nihilistic acting out, but it's not full of scenes that reveal human character in an interesting way.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Who is this movie for? Beyond the couple who made it, I have no idea.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

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An adaptation that's little more than a watered-down version of a story that's already lost so much of its original consistency.

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Variety

Variety

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It's full of showpiece scenes of nihilistic acting out, but it's not full of scenes that reveal human character in an interesting way.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Who is this movie for? Beyond the couple who made it, I have no idea.

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