Another good one that I discovered on Netflix. It’s about a down and out writer who runs into a friend that offers to help him get out of his rut. The friend offers the writer an experimental pill that his company is working on. He has nothing to lose, so he takes it.
On the way home, he runs into the landlady’s daughter, who proceeds to chew him out for being late on his rent. The pill begins to work and his brain goes into overdrive. He becomes so glib that he charms the girl into bed. He then realizes that his brain has been souped up and he’s capable of analyzing any problem and finding a solution instantaneously. He’s able to write his book, he becomes a wiz stock analyst, and he gets his old girlfriend back. All is wonderful. But, he has to take the pills on a regular basis, and other people discover his secret. Then, things get very, very complicated. The complications strain even his new powers, and his race to stay ahead of the game will keep you watching.