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A Million Little Pieces

6.21 h 52 min2019X-Ray15
James, a 23-year-old alcoholic and drug addict has two options: treatment or death. A MILLION LITTLE PIECES stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson in a tour de force performance.
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Charlie HunnamGiovanni RibisiJuliette LewisCharles ParnellDash MihokDavid DastmalchianTom Amandes
Aaron Taylor-JohnsonSam Taylor-JohnsonBrad Weston
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Alcohol usefoul languagenuditysexual contentsmokingsubstance useviolence
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4.0 out of 5 stars

399 global ratings

  1. 55% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 17% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 11% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 7% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 9% of reviews have 1 stars
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FleetyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 March 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Like a pint left on the bar, flat.
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Watched this with a bit of trepidation having read the book 20 or so years ago to discover that he, James Frey, had allegedly made a lot of it up. To be honest, it's pretty dull. Rich kid, into drink and drugs, finds salvation in rehab. the performances are petty good and the lead obviously likes to get his kit off if you're into that kind of thing.

I dunno, maybe a couple of decades ago it may have had a bit 'shock value' (shock, horror, one of the residents is a High Court Judge! You mean addiction affects all different walks of life! Oh wow, who'd have thought!?)

As with the book the huge Ego of Mr Frey shines through not least in the final (rather stupid) bar scene. Whether or not he actually did this 'thing' really doesn't matter, just the fact they used it as the climax to film just shows that the writers head is clearly still stuck firmly up his bottom. 'Look how strong I've become!' it says smugly.

It's ok but seems to think it's far more interesting than it actually is.
6 people found this helpful
JamesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 July 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Dull and uninspired
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I'm not really sure how Sam Taylor went from being a rather interesting, experimental video artist to directing middle of the road, sappy biopics like this, but there is really little of merit here. After some fairly frenetic yet derivative opening sequences (think the usual suspects - Boogie Nights, Trainspotting, Requiem for a Dream), the film soon settles into abject, meandering tedium as we are taken though Frey's made up journey through rehabilitation. It's full of the usual tropes - wobbles, adjusting to sober life, breaking the rules, rebellion, stern councillors the now ubiquitous sequence of temptation at a bar etc.

A great performance by Aaron Taylor Johnson, sure, but nonetheless a profoundly dull film. The subject matter just wasn't worth adapting.
5 people found this helpful
Pirin AdventuresReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 August 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Worth the watch
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Having never been addicted to drugs or seem a family member go through this, I can only imagine how it must be. I thought it was really well filmed and acted movie showing how it must really be for those in rehab and I loved the way they show the characters and how there is anger, misery and reality with this movie. Maybe it could put someone off ever become an addict. Just the though of having any dental work done and not been able to have anesthetic should be enough to put a lot of people off of the earlier generations. People like me had to bear it, because you went the school butcher........... glad to see James got through it in the end and how his brother was so supportive. I think it was great movie made the more realistic because its based on true facts.
Rosie OwenReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 March 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Don’t bother
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Boring, poncy art house rubbish, another over blown Sam Taylor Johnson yawn fest. The book was okay if written by a dramatist and the film follows in the same tradition; dramatic, self indulgent and naff
5 people found this helpful
I.A.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 February 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Surprisingly good ;-)
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Won't be objective as I have a great pleasure to know James Fray's parents. Absolutely lovely people, trying understand how it could've had happened to their son. And being sooooo proud of his strength to rehab and stay sober. Reading the book was physically painful as it's brutal. Only rented as wasn't convinced about an adaptation, but the movie is somehow beautifully made. Now time to buy it.
3 people found this helpful
BethReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 March 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well worth a watch, it’s gritty, heavy & hard going in places like the dentist scene - ouch!
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Wow, I really liked this, I think it’s a great film, but would’ve liked it to go in to more depth, can’t help but feel like some questions went left un-answered.
coulda had more on the background of the main character, who sent him the photos and what was the story with his ex gf in the picture?
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Omar A.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 June 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good performances, nice moral, could've been grittier
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A friend who is a recovering alcoholic recommended this. I liked it, some really great performances, very believable, and the message was worthy, I cried a little towards the end. Once it ended I felt a bit meh though, so I think it promised more than it delivered. Not bad, but not great.
AmazoncustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 March 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautifully shot emotional roller coaster
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Best film I've seen this year. It's beautifully shot. Poignant, gritty, gross, and funny in parts. Stellar acting from the male lead and Billy Bob Thornton too. It shows that hope can grow from the debris of someone's destruction. Also have the tissues ready because the entire film is an emotional roller coaster.
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