Screen Junkies » ron nyswaner http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:54:52 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Pretender’ Stars Oscar Winner Melissa Leo, Oscar Nom Jesse Eisenberg, Oscar-Nothing Tracy Morgan http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/pretender-stars-oscar-winner-melissa-leo-oscar-nom-jesse-eisenberg-oscar-nothing-tracy-morgan/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/pretender-stars-oscar-winner-melissa-leo-oscar-nom-jesse-eisenberg-oscar-nothing-tracy-morgan/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2011 04:26:13 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=30808 I'd like Tracy Morgan to make a good movie for once. Let's make this happen, everybody.

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I would like Tracy Morgan to make a good movie for once. He’s so funny on “30 Rock,” but he’s as far from EGOT-ing right now as you can get. Maybe getting cast in Pretender will be a turning point for Morgan: it’s an indie comedy with an Oscar-approved cast and director. Seems a touch classier than the group behind Beer For My Horses.

Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and Melissa Leo (The Fighter, The F-Bomb at “The Oscars”) star as a wannabe Juliard student and his drug addicted mom. Morgan plays Leo’s drug dealer, whose name is Sprinkles. In a word, nice. Oscar nominated writer/director Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia) is helming and scribing, sharing screenplay credit with Philip Dorling.

Surrounded by Oscar folk, let’s hope that brings out the best in Morgan. “Yeah, here’s hoping, Liz Lemon.” (Collider)

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