In Why Stop Now (titled Predisposed at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival), Jesse Eisenberg plays Eli, a promising concert pianist whose career rests on a single audition, which happens to fall on the same day he needs to drop off his drug addicted mother, Penny (Melissa Leo), at rehab. Things don’t quite unfold as planned, and her main drug dealer, Sprinkles (Tracy Morgan), and his associate, Black (Isiah Whitlock Jr.), get involved.
In this exclusive clip, Penny, Eli, Sprinkles, and Black all pick up Penny’s daughter, Nicole (Emma Rayne Lyle), who has developed perhaps an unhealthy attachment to her ill-mannered sock puppet Julio. One could observe that having a family as unconventional as Nicole’s might lead the young girl to escape into her own fantasy, but, really, it’s just funny watching Tracy Morgan yell at a sock puppet. Who knew that drug addiction could be such fertile ground for family comedy? Check out the clip below:
Why Stop Now arrives in theaters on Aug. 17, and is currently available for streaming on SundanceNOW.