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Eli Smith (Eisenberg), a piano prodigy, has a 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.

  • Release date:August 17, 2012

Cast

Jesse Eisenberg
as Eli Bloom
Melissa Leo
as Penny Bloom
Tracy Morgan
as Sprinkles
Sarah Ramos
as Chloe
Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
as Black
Stephanie March
as Trish
Paul Calderon
as Eduardo
Neal Huff
as Dave Epstein
Jayce Bartok
as Nurse Mike
Harper Dill
as Lucy
Tanya Wright
as Lisa
Susan Barnes
as Jennifer Michaels
Stephen Payne
as Old Junkie
Sebastian Blanck
as Band Member #2

Crew

Ron Nyswaner
Director
Ron Nyswaner
Producer
Neda Armian
Producer
Ron Nyswaner
Screenwriter
Ben Kutchins
Cinematographer
Matt Rocker
Musical Direction/Supervision
Colleen Sharp
Editor
Suzy Elmiger
Editor
Jane Musky
Production Designer
Jen Gatien
Associate Producer
Peter Sterling
Executive Producer
Wendy Cox
Executive Producer
Peter Graham
Executive Producer
Ellen Christiansen
Set Decorator
Susan Lyall
Costume Designer
Atilla Yucer
First Assistant Director
Kerry Barden
Casting
Paul Schnee
Casting
Heather Gross
Sound Effects Editor
Hilary Peabody
First Assistant Editor
Manny Siverio
Stunts Coordinator
Matt Rocker
Music Editor
Rachel Chancey
Sound Effects Editor
Erin Crackel
First Assistant Editor
George Tur
First Assistant Camera
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