A MILLION LITTLE PIECES (15)
DIRECTOR Sam Taylor-Johnson distances herself from the controversy that engulfed James Frey’s 2003 memoir A Million Little Pieces by taking her own artistic liberties to visualise the book’s first-person stream of consciousness.
James (Aaron Taylor-Johnson, above) agrees to check into a six-week rehabilitation programme at the behest of his brother Bob (Charlie Hunnam). He must bare his soul in group therapy sessions and avoid contact with female patients or risk expulsion.
Lingering glances across the cafeteria from Lilly (Odessa Young) test James’s resolve as he clashes with clarinetplaying roommate Miles Davis (Charles Parnell) and rejects the touchy-feely approach of staff psychologist Joanne (Juliette Lewis).