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Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | TV Movie 17 December 2011
With Jerry Lewis (1926-2017) as executive producer, this is in essence an autobiography. It follows his career chronologically from the 10-year partnership with Dean Martin to Lewis's ... See full summary »

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With Jerry Lewis (1926-2017) as executive producer, this is in essence an autobiography. It follows his career chronologically from the 10-year partnership with Dean Martin to Lewis's career as writer, producer, director, and actor in a series of Paramount pictures. The chronology is told through archival clips, comments by family members and Hollywood friends, comments from Lewis himself, and clips of him in a contemporary nightclub appearance. Lewis vows to live longer than George Burns. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Some Rare Archival Stuff Makes it Worth a Watch
22 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jerry Lewis can Thank two things for His successful Career, Ego and Talent. Mostly Ego, because the Talent would Never had the Limitless Exposure without that Enormous Ego driving the Non-Stop Juggernaut that was Jerry Lewis.

Never Tiring, always doing more and more, Stretching the Limits of Human Endurance, He always was Seeking, Experimenting, and Forever "On-Stage".

In this Vanity Piece, He once again is, at age 80+, still on that Stage of Self Aggrandizement and with the Help of Friends and Admirers He rides the Accolades like a Never-Aging Surfer forever trying to Look Young, Glowing, and "With It". Mostly He succeeds.

One tends to want to Look Away from the Screen at times when Lewis, shown at one of His Touring Live Shows, because watching someone You admire Endlessly Talking about how "Great I am" is Embarrassing. The Truth that Lewis never seemed to Understand is none of that is Necessary. The Work Speaks for itself, but Jerry can't help but Speak about Himself, always in Glowing Terms.

Anyway, if You discount most of the "Live" Footage of Jerry Lewis talking about Jerry Lewis Endlessly, the rest of the Documentary contains some Rare Stuff and has some good Movie Clips and it makes the Two Hour Show Worth a Watch.

Just be Prepared for some Cringing. Come to Think about it. Most of Jerry's Work contains perhaps an Equal Amount of Funny Entertainment and Cringe Inducements.


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