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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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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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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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A Depressing but realistic story
24 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

The"Jimmy Show" is actor Frank Whaley's second picture following Joe the king. In this film Jimmy O'Brien a unfunny and very unsuccessful comedian deals with his needy girlfriend, his hard job and trying to make people laugh. This movie really does show the realistic life of a struggling comedian and it captures the characters true passion for his profession. But than again the plot just becomes a whirlwind of bad luck for jimmy and doesn't really seem to give him a break. Carla Gugino as Jimmy's girlfriend Annie gives a great performance and Ethan Hawke also manages to steal a few scenes away from his co-star and director Frank Whaley. Overall Whaley has great potential as a up and coming dramatic director.


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