The Adderall Diaries

As a writer stymied by past success, writers block, substance abuse, relationship problems and a serious set of father issues, Elliott&#39s cracked-out chronicle of a bizarre murder trial amounts to less than the sum of its parts. Not long into the 2007 trial of programmer Hans Reiser, accused of murdering his wife, the defendant&#39s friend Sean Sturgeon obliquely confessed to several murders (though not the murder of Reiser&#39s wife). Elliott, caught up in the film-ready twist and his tenuous connection to Sturgeon (they share a BDSM social circle), makes a gonzo record of the proceedings. The result is a scattered, self-indulgent romp through the mind of a depressive narcissist obsessed with his insecurities and childhood traumas.