Take Your Pills

Take Your Pills (2018)

What would you take to be the best?

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2018-03-09
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 126 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 27min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Motto Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Alison Klayman
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In a hypercompetitive world, drugs like Adderall offer students, athletes, coders and others a way to do more -- faster and better. But at what cost?

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    as Self - Former NFL Player (as Eben)
  • Dr. Wendy Brown

    as Self - Political Theorist, UC Berkeley
  • Ariana

    as Self - College Sophomore
  • Delaney

    as Self - College Junior
  • Jasper Holt-Teza

    as Self - College Senior (as Jasper)
  • Leigh

    as Self - College Senior
  • Anjan Chatterjee

    as Self - Chair of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Alan Schwarz

    as Self - Journalist, Author - ADHD Nation
  • Nicholas Rasmussen

    as Self - Author, On Speed
  • Nathanael

    as Self - Software Engineer
  • Sheila Britt

    as Self - Eben's Wife (as Brit)
  • Martha Farah

    as Self - Cognitive Neuroscientist, University of Pennsylvania
  • Carl Hart

    as Self - Chair of Psychology, Columbia University
  • Lawrence Diller

    as Self - Pediatrician, Author - Running on Ritalin
  • Steve Hinshaw

    as Self - Psychologist, Author - The ADHD Explosion
  • Blue Williams

    as Self - Artist Management (as Blue)
  • Bianka

    as Self - Leigh's Roommate
  • Liz Jorgensen

    as Self - Psychotherapist
  • Peter

    as Self - Financial Analyst
  • Regina Holt-Teza

    as Self - Jasper's Mom (as Regina)
  • Bill Holt

    as Self - Jasper's Dad (as Bill)
  • Maxine

    as Self - Blue's Mom
  • Keith Conner

    as Self - Conducted First Controlled Ritalin Study
  • Corey Hebert

    as Self - Pediatrician
  • Rahiem

    as Self - High School Student
  • Sherry

    as Self - Rahiem's Mom
  • Jesse Lawler

    as Self - Podcast Host, Smart Drug Smarts
  • Lucas Siegel

    as Self - Co-Founder, AlternaScript (as Lucas)
  • Matthew Piskorz

    as Self - Co-Founder, AlternaScript (as Matthew)
  • Lily

    as Self - Startup Publicist
  • Dr. James Fadiman

    as Self - Psychedelic Researcher
  • Gordon Alles

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Ringo Starr

    as Self (archive footage)
  • George Harrison

    as Self (archive footage)
  • John Lennon

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Paul McCartney

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Brigid Berlin

    as Self (archive footage)
  • William S. Burroughs

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Allen Ginsberg

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Albert Hofmann

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Max Jacobson

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Jack Kerouac

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Carla Panganiban

    as Elementary Student (as Karla Panganiban)
  • Charlie Parker

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Edie Sedgwick

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Andy Warhol

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Frank Zappa

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Production Adam Del Deo Executive Producer
Directing Alison Klayman Director
Production Maria Shriver Executive Producer
Production Ben Cotner Executive Producer
Production Lisa Nishimura Executive Producer
Production Carolyn Hepburn Producer
Production Christopher Clements Producer
Editing Jennifer Fineran Editor
Camera Julia Liu Director of Photography
Sound Ilan Isakov Original Music Composer
Sound Tom Deis Original Music Composer
Production Christina Schwarzenegger Executive Producer