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Painkiller (Netflix) - EP: Berg, S: Broderick, Kitsch, Aduba - premieres 8/10/23

Painkiller, a fictionalized telling of real events, explores some of the origins and aftermath of the opioid crisis in America, highlighting the stories of perpetrators, victims, and truth-seekers whose lives are forever altered by the invention of OxyContin. Painkiller, premieres August 10.

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
Dina Shihabi as Britt
John Rothman as Mortimer Sackler
Matthew Broderick as Richard Sackler
Taylor Kitsch as Glen Kryger
Uzo Aduba as Edie
West Duchovny as Shannon

CREW INFORMATION:
Alex Gibney as EP
Barry Meier as BOOK/CP
Eric Newman as EP
Micah Fitzerman-Blue as CRTR/EP
Noah Harpster as CRTR/EP
Patrick Radden Keefe as BOOK/CONS
Peter Berg as DIR/EP
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Re: Painkiller (Netflix) - EP: Berg, S: Broderick, Kitsch, Aduba - premieres 8/10/23

Damn, Berg hit this one out of the park. I'm only 3 episodes in and it's brutal.

And I must confess I thought Uzo Aduba was Oprah WInfrey.
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Re: Painkiller (Netflix) - EP: Berg, S: Broderick, Kitsch, Aduba - premieres 8/10/23

Is this different from the seres that was in Hulu?

Poorly worded.
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Re: Painkiller (Netflix) - EP: Berg, S: Broderick, Kitsch, Aduba - premieres 8/10/23

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Is this different from the seres that was in Hulu?

Poorly worded.
Yes, that one was called Dopesick
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Re: Painkiller (Netflix) - EP: Berg, S: Broderick, Kitsch, Aduba - premieres 8/10/23

The reviews aren't very good for this, and if this isn't presenting anything different than Dopesick (still undetermined) - not sure this will be worth watching.

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Re: Painkiller (Netflix) - EP: Berg, S: Broderick, Kitsch, Aduba - premieres 8/10/23

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Yes, that one was called Dopesick

Yes I deserved that. 🙃
Looks like Coral addressed what I was trying to ask. 😁
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Re: Painkiller (Netflix) - EP: Berg, S: Broderick, Kitsch, Aduba - premieres 8/10/23

Dopesick has very high reviews. This one very low. I'm on episode 3 and it's cringy but I can't stop watching now. But it's a fiction movie with some facts whereas I think people were expecting a documentary. But I'll watch anything Crazy Eyes is in.

That scene where they do the

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was all sorts of cringe.
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Re: Painkiller (Netflix) - EP: Berg, S: Broderick, Kitsch, Aduba - premieres 8/10/23

Dopesick is fantastic.

If you want to watch something on Netflix about the opioid crisis, watch the docuseries The Pharmacist.
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Re: Painkiller (Netflix) - EP: Berg, S: Broderick, Kitsch, Aduba - premieres 8/10/23

I'll watch those two next.

I honestly don't see the need of having made Painkiller when there's other better stuff already made.
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Re: Painkiller (Netflix) - EP: Berg, S: Broderick, Kitsch, Aduba - premieres 8/10/23

This was good, but I have a feeling there are more fictional scenes than factual ones. Even if the scenes were suppose to be a metaphor (like the Curtis Wright pool scenes / cheerleader segment).


Uzo Aduba does deserve an Emmy though. Great range on her performance.

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