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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).

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