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David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
The story of Eli Smith (Jesse Eisenberg), a piano prodigy, dealing with his troubled mother, Penny (Melissa Leo), and enlisting help from a hapless drug dealer, Sprinkles (Tracy Morgan), on the day he has an audition for a prestigious music program. Events spiral comically out of control as this gang of misfits faces the mistakes of the past, the challenges of the future, and the possibilities of love. Written by
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Jesse Eisenberg is a piano protégé being dragged into an audition to a fancy music school. Meanwhile his main concern is trying to push his mother Melissa Leo into drug rehab. She constantly refuses to do rehab while trying to score as they drive around with drug dealer Tracy Morgan.
Tracy Morgan is completely miscasted. I keep thinking this is a joke but he's never funny. In fact, the whole movie is like that. Jesse and Melissa play very annoying characters. They almost never do things that they're suppose to do. It's so frustrating that any jokes never come off properly. This was suppose to be wacky especially with the revolutionary war re-enactors. But I never laughed once.
At the core of this, basically how are we supposed to laugh at people who are so self-defeating.
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