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Jesse Eisenberg portrays a college prodigy that is a master piano player and is caught in the middle of a rather destructive familial strife. His mother (played by Melissa Leo) is a drug addict that frequently abandons her daughter in search of another fix or a high if you will. The prodigy's pseudo-girlfriend is depicted in-artfully by Sarah Ramos. The piano player is on the verge of earning a fellowship to a prestigious musical academy where he will surely find a fulfilling career in pursuit of his lifelong dream. The only problem is he drinks before his audition and pursues drugs for his mother so that she may test positive for drug abuse and be accepted for free into a treatment center.
As many of you may be aware, I glossed over several intricacies and nuances of the storyline. Jesse Eisenberg does not carry the day in Why Stop Now and consequently the movie is simply another entry into the stuttering and painfully prosaic world of Eisenberg's acting, or lack thereof. Why Stop Now the director asks? Mainly because there is no reason to continue and I pray that there will be fewer rather than more mundane films from this young man. Eisenberg has proven himself in several films but folks, Why Stop Now is not one of them.
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