Why Stop Now Synopsis
A piano prodigy is forced to score drugs for his addict mother on the day of a big audition.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Why Stop Now takes large themes much manhandled as movie cliches, and treats them with care and respect. It likes the characters. So did I.
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67

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
It's well-acted, certainly, though these performances belong in a film with sharper pacing, one that breathes easily. But, this directorial...
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50

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Slips into the no-man's land between screwball and melodrama, squandering both the comic opportunities of an irrational search for drugs...
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Acquires a little vigor and some fun from Tracy Morgan as a friendly drug dealer who lives with his mom.
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40

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Once Why Stop Now? has exhausted its bag of tricks, there is a screeching of brakes as it approaches the edge of the cliff. Having expended...
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
Why Stop Now? feels trapped in the limbo between comedy and drama where many indies gamely venture, but from which few emerge with any...
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38

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Shifting between wacky situation comedy and somber familial drama, Why Stop Now? isn't invested enough in either mode to convincingly pull...
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This comic drama tries too hard to serve up a slice of manic life, but Eisenberg, along with Tracy Morgan and Isiah Whitlock Jr. as the...
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20

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Nothing - script, performances, comedy, drama - works in the slightest. To answer the title: Where do we start?
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0

Village Voice

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An unbearable 90-minute trip with a trio of loud, needy egotists.
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Rated R | For Language throughout, and drug content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Young man's very bad day includes drugs, swearing, more.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF