Starring Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Oscar winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter), and Tracy Morgan, “WHY STOP NOW” marks co-director Phil Doring’s feature debut, basing the film on his own 2008 short film titled “Predisposed”. Co-writing and -directing with Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia), the film made its debut at Sundance Film Festival back in January.
It is a bittersweet story of Eli Smith (Eisenberg), a piano prodigy, and his mother Penny (Leo) who despite her cheerful, loving disposition, struggles with drug addiction. On the day of his audition for a prestigious music program, Eli’s mother plans to enter rehab, but a glitch in the system forces them to enlist the help of an unlikely ally, her drug dealer Sprinkles (Morgan). Circumstances conspire that turn them into a comical yet determined band of collaborators who are forced to deal with their internal demons over the course of the day.
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