Jesse Eisenberg reminds me of Kristen Stewart. None of the characters he plays are boring, and the way he embodies them suggest a sad backstory to each and every one. Even in blockbuster fare, Eisenberg infuses the performance with egotism that is only outweighed by the vulnerability he expresses with his body language and the manic desperation he drives himself.
That is why American Ultra was so thoroughly disappointing. And that is why I have such high hopes for the new movie him and Kristen Stewart will star in later this year.