Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Why Stop Now is an indie dramedy about one very bad day in the life of a young man (Jesse Eisenberg) trying to make it to an important audition. His plans are disrupted when his drug-addict mother drags him into a series of misadventures involving drug dealers, Revolutionary War reenactments (complete with faux gunshots), sibling disputes, and more. Expect frequent strong language ("f--k," "s--t," etc.), a fair bit of drinking, and lots of drug references.
Some mild flirting.
Several heated arguments, sometimes involving pushing and shoving, and one scene featuring faux gunshots during a Revolutionary War re-enactment.
Frequent swearing, including "f--k," "s--t," "ass," "bitch," "butt," and more. Almost every conversation includes blue language.
Eli is doing his best to keep his family together, despite the daily dramas of his mom, a drug addict, and his younger sister, who's got some emotional issues. He wants to check Mom into rehab and reclaim his life, if he can just get through one very bad day and make it to an important audition. He must walk a fine line between taking care of others while not neglecting his own needs.
Drugs / Tobacco /
One of the main characters is a drug dealer, and the main plot drivers are putting together a large drug buy and helping a character get high. Another character gets bombed on Oxycodone and blows an important audition. Some people smoke cigarettes. College-age kids get wasted at a keg party. Other people drink tequila shots at a bar.