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A Million Little Pieces Rated 15

A Million Little Pieces

Dir. Sam Taylor-Johnson. USA, 2018. 1h 53m. Starring Juliette Lewis, Ryan Hurst, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Charlie Hunnam, Giovanni Ribisi, Billy Bob Thornton.

With his front teeth knocked out and a broken nose, a young drug-addled writer checks in for two gruelling months of agonising detox at a treatment centre in Minnesota. An unblinking warts-and-all rehab drama which is based on the best-selling memoir by James Frey, which was later debunked following accusations of literary forgery.

'Powered by the magnetic Aaron Taylor-Johnson, it's rough around the edges, but still intoxicating.' ★★★★ James Mottram, Total Film

'What's most remarkable here are the performances: Billy Bob Thornton is tremendous as seasoned patient Leonard, while every brief moment of counsellor Juliette Lewis is worth waiting for.' Anna Smith, The List