A San Diegan, Cliff Robertson, won an Oscar for the movie Charly in the late ‘60s. That movie was based on the great short-story Flowers for Algernon. If memory serves, that story had scientists experiment with drugs on mice, and found they got smarter. They tested this on a mentally disabled patient, and he became a genius. He started drawing, writing poetry, and the nurse that cared for him became his lover. When the mice started to revert back to their old ways, they also died. And it was heartbreaking to watch that happening to this man who was really loving life. Limitless is the updated version of that story, and for the most part, it works.
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