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David Sennett (left) as Arthur and J. Alphonse Nicholson as Franco in "Superior Donuts" (photo by Jonathan Young)

J. Alphonse Nicholson Sparkles in “Superior Donuts”

J. Alphonse Nicholson as Franco is a regular ball of fire — Will Smith-good, Jesse Eisenberg-good — and his effervescent performance as a supremely self-confident go-getter from a bad Chicago neighborhood is award-worthy.

David Sennett (left) and J. Alphonse Nicholson in "Superior Donuts" (photo by Jonathan Young)

“Superior Donuts” Is a Sweet and Soulful 2008 Comedy-Drama by Tracy Letts

Content to shuffle through life, Arthur Przybyszewski, a former 1960s radical, sees no need for change to the run-down donut shop he owns in Uptown, Chicago. His lone employee, an energetic but troubled teenager named Franco Wicks, has other ideas.