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Jesse Eisenberg is well-known for his acting career, breaking into the big time with “The Social Network” and “Zombieland,” and sustaining an interesting dramatic career with roles in “The End of the Tour” and “The Art of Self-Defense.” He’s moved behind the camera for his directorial debut, “When You Finish Saving the World,” which is an adaptation of his 2020 audio production. The material plays to Eisenberg’s strengths, examining the struggle of neurotic and frustrated characters trying to maintain some connection as life takes them in different directions, handling earnest intentions by making a mess of everything. The helmer loves to summon scenes of itchy interactions and damaged relationships, giving “When You Finish Saving the World” some interesting energy as it deals with the customary trials of parenthood and adolescence. Read the rest at


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