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The Jimmy Show (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  16 January 2002 (USA)
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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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Jimmy O'Brien
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Annie
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Ray
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Ruth
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Wendy
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Claude
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Jersey Girl
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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16 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El show de Jimmy  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$703 (USA) (13 December 2002)

Gross:

$703 (USA) (13 December 2002)
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When his grandmother (Ruth) is in the chair dead, you can still see her breathing. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: Why do I talk about it, why don't I do it?
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Depressing
18 November 2004 | by (Chesapeake, VA) – See all my reviews

I think "depressing" is definitely the best word for this movie. After seeing it once, I was not only saddened, but downright angry that anyone would make a movie that made me feel this way.

After masochistically making myself see it again, I grew to appreciate it somewhat more. The fact is, the movie does what it does very well; unfortunately, what it does is show us the story of a man whose life just outright sucks. He's a terrible comedian who can't say anything funny, he's a slightly alcoholic husband who can't support his family, and he's a lousy worker in a lousy job who can't make ends meet. The only person Jimmy sticks by is his grandmother, who ironically is the source of many of the disasters in his life.

In summary, I have to say it's a well made movie, but if you watch it, be prepared to be uncomfortable with life for a while.


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