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The Jimmy Show (2001)

A failed New Jersey inventor embarks on a career as a standup comic, turns to drink, and labors to keep his family together.

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Ruth
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Wendy
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Claude
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Dr. Schull
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Keema Woman
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Jimmy O'Brien works in the stockroom of a grocery store, where he is reminded of his powerlessness by his boss. Only his love for his wife offers him comfort, but their obligations to his invalid grandmother and a new baby stifle their dreams. It is not until open-mike night at the local comedy club that he allows himself to do what he needs to do: run off at the mouth. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

16 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El show de Jimmy  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$703, 15 December 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$703, 15 December 2002
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Goofs

When his grandmother (Ruth) is in the chair dead, you can still see her breathing. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: Ice cream runs in my veins.
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Featured in The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2004) See more »

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do you have any muligatani?
11 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

what a depressing film this was! frank whaley stars as jim, a guy who finds himself narrating his his dwindling life saga to a near-empty room of strangers at each open mic night in a small town new jersey bar. he almost forces the crowd to listen to how each day seems as bad as the one before, with him getting fired from his job, his wife divorcing him, or having to care for his ill mother (although that doesn't seem to both him as much).

i have always enjoyed frank whaley in comedy (although he does almost none of that anymore) but this does not really qualify as comedy, no matter how dark or satirical. although, there is one scene in the movie where jim is working at swamie hots, an Indian fast food place, where you get a little comedic shine on an otherwise horribly depressing film.


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