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Jesse Eisenberg and Tracy Morgan have some drug-related issues in the trailer for Why Stop Now

Jul. 5, 2012by: Paul Shirey

The ever-loving nervous nellie that is Jesse Eisenberg is returning to the big screen with the new comedy WHY STOP NOW? which co-stars Tracy Morgan and Melissa Leo. Eisenberg plays a piano prodigy who attempts to check his loving, yet troubled mother (Leo) into rehab, while preparing for an audition.  Trouble arises when a rehab policy forces Eisenberg to enlist the help of his mother's drug dealer, Sprinkles (Morgan), taking them all on a journey for his mother's health and his own future.

Have a look:

This looks like a potentially good time, perhaps with some overly sentimental scenes and a difficult balance between comedy and drama.  It's written and directed by Ron Nyswaner, who is best known for his screenplays for PHILADELPHIA and THE PAINTED VEIL.  As for the cast, I like Eisenberg, even if it seems like he's always playing Eisenberg.  Melissa Leo has definitely got chops, so there's a good chance she'll deliver a solid performance.  Morgan is hot and cold; he seems to fare better on the small screen.  30 Rock is still the best thing that ever happened to him.

WHY STOP NOW? will be premiering on VOD starting today, July 5th, before it screens in select theaters on August 17, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: I'd love to see Eisenberg and director Ruben Fleischer reteam for a Zombieland sequel.
Source: Yahoo! Movies

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6:59PM on 07/06/2012
Is it "Bugger a Schmoe day" where you guys come from?

This looks pretty damn entertaining and amusing to me.
Is it "Bugger a Schmoe day" where you guys come from?

This looks pretty damn entertaining and amusing to me.
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12:07AM on 07/06/2012
It's a Rio reunion!!! Sorry. My girls watch that flick 400 times a month...
It's a Rio reunion!!! Sorry. My girls watch that flick 400 times a month...
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10:34PM on 07/05/2012

Odd Casting

that actually seems to work. Nice to see Morgan not being too over-the-top. I think the guys below me are underestimating this a little too much because it's WAY TOO EASY to do so. Maybe wait till you see it before you put it in the garbage bin.
that actually seems to work. Nice to see Morgan not being too over-the-top. I think the guys below me are underestimating this a little too much because it's WAY TOO EASY to do so. Maybe wait till you see it before you put it in the garbage bin.
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8:45PM on 07/05/2012
Whoever is responsible for this trailer proved to us all that making a trailer is not as easy as we all think. I have no idea what the story is about and I dont care enough to re-watch it and try and piece it together.
Whoever is responsible for this trailer proved to us all that making a trailer is not as easy as we all think. I have no idea what the story is about and I dont care enough to re-watch it and try and piece it together.
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4:33PM on 07/05/2012
This seems improbably bad but it has to be better than Cop Out, right?
This seems improbably bad but it has to be better than Cop Out, right?
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2:13PM on 07/05/2012

WOW. They literally picked the two most annoying and unfunny "comedic" "actors" working and put them in a movie.

It's like the producers said "Keep your money, Bojac".
It's like the producers said "Keep your money, Bojac".
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1:26PM on 07/05/2012

huh?

Mom trying to go to rehab, better get some drugs for her. Oh, I just met this drug dealer, better go pick up some drugs with him, seems like a good idea? Oh no, I have a piano tryout later today, hope i dont miss it because i'm picking up drugs for my druggie mom with this drug dealer i just met.
Mom trying to go to rehab, better get some drugs for her. Oh, I just met this drug dealer, better go pick up some drugs with him, seems like a good idea? Oh no, I have a piano tryout later today, hope i dont miss it because i'm picking up drugs for my druggie mom with this drug dealer i just met.
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1:09PM on 07/05/2012
what?
what?
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