Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
What would you give up to achieve your dreams: Your friends? Your family? What about your sanity? The virtuosos in these films face hard trade-offs as they rise to the peaks of their craft, often under the tutelage of obsessive 'mentors'.
Watching Cooper on screen it's a bit hard not to feel like creepy sycophant Zac Galifianakis in 'The Hangover'. Charming, handsome, and with hair like a pampered lion - he's simply everything every man wants to be. Meanwhile, we're just chilling here in our wolf shirt and man purse.
Everything in moderation does not apply to the protagonists in this contemporary list of addiction dramas, including critically-acclaimed Denzel flick 'Flight' and eye-opening drama 'Shame', which delves into the world of sex-addiction.