Updated: Tue, 28 May 2013 15:45:00 GMT | By Kim Hughes
Substance abuse at the movies

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Ben Stiller’s portrayal of real-life TV writer Jerry Stahl (Alf, Moonlighting) who spiralled downward into crippling addiction – losing pretty much everything in the process – is the quintessential cautionary tale against substance abuse. It also captures Stiller at his twitchy, itchy, clammy best.

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