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Why Stop Now? Reviews

September 6, 2012
First-time directors Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner can't find a coherent emotional tone, and the actors' energetic contortions can't keep the sinking story afloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 17, 2012
Drug abuse stories are to Hollywood what babies are to mothers: fascinating to the talkers, not so interesting for their audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 16, 2012
Feels trapped in the limbo between comedy and drama where many indies gamely venture, but from which few emerge with any resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 16, 2012
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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August 16, 2012
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.
August 16, 2012
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 affable druggies, provides some spark.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 16, 2012
Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, and Tracy Morgan make an unlikely but entertaining trio in this frantic shaggy-dog story.
August 16, 2012
It's handsome, well-paced, and nicely acted, but suffers from a fatal lack of purpose, as if Dorling and Nyswaner couldn't commit to whatever movie they wanted to make.
Read More | Original Score: C
August 16, 2012
"Why Stop Now" is a bright screwball comedy about one fraught day in the life of a piano prodigy, his crackhead mother and her drug dealers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 14, 2012
Nothing-script, performances, comedy, drama-works in the slightest.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
August 14, 2012
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.