Release Date: 2012-08-17
NYC and/or LA Release
Distributors: IFC Films
Directors: Phil Dorling
Film Genre(s): Drama
SYNOPSISBased on the short film, this 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.
- Screen Daily reports that Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan joined the project which will begin filming in New York. - 2011-05-09
- IFC announced that they picked up North American rights to the pic. - 2012-02-17