Eddie Morra is a writer suffering from writer's block. That changes when his former brother-in-law introduces him to NZT, a new untested, unapproved drug that allows him to utilize all the capabilities of his brain. He remembers anything he's ever read, he can learn a new language or a musical instrument in a day, and he begins to make a lot of money investing. Unfortunately this attracts the attention of some unsavory people who would like to take advantage of NZT.
While trying to evade his pursuers, Eddie must also deal with the dangerous side effects of NZT.
Bradley Cooper was very good as Eddie, but I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed by Robert DeNiro as Van Loon. I am used to DeNiro playing a stronger character.
There is plenty of action, and this is the type of story most people will easily relate to. It is very entertaining.
Content warnings include language, one bed scene (no nudity), and one bloody scene toward the end.