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Why Stop Now

HD   R Closed Captioning

Phil Dorling & Ron Nyswaner

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About the Movie

Why Stop Now? tells the bittersweet story of Eli Smith (Eisenberg), a piano prodigy, and his mother Penny (Leo) 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 (Morgan). 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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 21
  • Fresh: 5
  • Rotten: 16
  • Average Rating: 4.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: As "Why Stop Now?" gathers momentum, the increasingly uneasy sensation it produces is not unlike that of being in the back seat of a speeding car whose drunken driver refuses to give up the wheel. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Aug 16, 2012

Rotten: Feels trapped in the limbo between comedy and drama where many indies gamely venture, but from which few emerge with any resonance. – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, Aug 16, 2012

Rotten: An unbearable 90-minute trip with a trio of loud, needy egotists-one whose updated scenario never feels like it needs the extra 75 minutes. – Simon Abrams, Village Voice, Aug 14, 2012

Rotten: Why Stop Now refuses to keep faith with its characters, to carry them as far as they can go without tying them up in a neat bow of redemption. – Ella Taylor, NPR, Aug 16, 2012

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Customer Reviews


this is a really good movie. totally worth watching.

Great Movie!

This movie was outstanding! I wonder how it would have panned out if it were a drama instead...

every actor is spot on

it's so fun to watch these stars in one film!

Why Stop Now
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2012

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