Sunday, October 11, 2015

"Red Oaks" Jewish Country Club Comedy Debuts on Amazon Prime Featuring Comic Actor Freddie Roman and "Dirty Dancing" Star Jennifer Grey



Craig Roberts and Jennifer Grey in "Red Oak", now streaming on Amazon
Jennifer Grey is back! Not as Baby Houseman in a sequel to Dirty Dancing, but in a new streaming series called Red Oaks

It's set in New Jersey, not the Catskill mountains of New York. This time Grey, hardly recognizable after facial surgery, is playing the mother of a young college student and assistant tennis pro at a Jewish country club called Red Oaks.

A word of warning to our readers who are sensitive to salty language and adult situations: This is not a PG movie, but hardly worth an R rating. It's, shall we say, realistic, about life in Jewish country clubs in the summer of 1985. It's very funny and worth watching. You can stream the entire series right now on Amazon, if you're an Amazon Prime member.

Besides Grey, the series stars Paul Reiser, Craig Roberts as the young assistant tennis pro, veteran standup comic Freddie Roman, and comic actor Richard Kind.

Here's a trailer to give you a flavor of the series. Enjoy!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)