IFC Films has released the first trailer for Why Stop Now, previously titled Predisposed. The trailer presents a likeable farce about a piano prodigy (Jesse Eisenberg) who needs to check his drug-addict mother (Melissa Leo) into rehab on the day of his audition for a prestigious music program. Things go awry, which draws her drug dealer, Sprinkles (Tracy Morgan), into the quest. Mixed reviews out of Sundance suggest directors Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner fail to keep the plot under control throughout the runtime. But I’m intrigued by what I see here, even if the movie only manages to coast on the charms of its eclectic cast.
Sarah Ramos and Isiah Whitlock Jr. co-star in Why Stop Now, set for release on August 17. Watch the trailer after the break.
The bittersweet story of Eli Smith, a piano prodigy, and his mother Penny 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. 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.