Flowers for Algernon
Available on Prime Video, Amazon Freevee
Based on Daniel Keyes's novel in which a bakery worker with a low IQ is chosen to take part in a new medical procedure which could turn him into a genius. He is thrilled when he becomes super-intelligent, but he also gains an unwanted knowledge of the harsh realities of the world, losing the childlike innocence which had protected him. Worse, a mouse in the same experiment starts to show signs of decline.
Starring Matthew Modine, Kelli Williams, Ron Rifkin
Director Jeff Bleckner