Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Jerry Lewis is getting a special gift for his 90th birthday -- the release of his latest movie, Max Rose.
Unlike most of Jerry's other films, Max Rose is not a comedy. It's a drama about aging. The film also stars Kevin Pollak, Kerry Bishe, Dean Stockwell and Claire Bloom. It is Lewis's first starring film role since 1995's Funny Bones.
A preliminary cut of the film was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. It had its first official screening, and US premiere, at the Museum of Modern Art as the final piece of a MOMA exhibition called "Happy Birthday, Mr. Lewis: The Kid Turns 90" in April 2016.
Max Rose will receive limited theatrical release this month, with nationwide expansion to follow through October.
In the film, Lewis stars as a jazz pianist who makes a discovery days before the death of his wife that causes him to believe his sixty-five-year marriage was a lie. He embarks on an exploration of his own past that brings him face to face with a menagerie of characters from a bygone era.
Here is the theatrical trailer to give you a preview of Max Rose.
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