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Max Rose (2013)

Unrated | | Drama | 2 September 2016 (USA)
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A jazz pianist 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.


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Credited cast:
Kevin Pollak ... Christopher Rose
Kerry Bishé ... Annie Rose
Illeana Douglas ... Jenny Flowers
Dean Stockwell ... Ben Tracey
Jerry Lewis ... Max Rose
Fred Willard ... Jim Clark
Rance Howard ... Walter Prewitt
Claire Bloom ... Eva Rose
Stephanie Katherine Grant ... Jenny Rose
Angela Elayne Gibbs ... Nurse
Lee Weaver ... Lee Miller
Mort Sahl ... Jack Murphy
Sarah Waisman ... Crafts Instructor
Jodie Mann ... Nurse
Valerie Hurt ... Kathleen


A jazz pianist 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. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

2 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Max Rose See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,440, 9 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$56,365, 25 September 2016
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Easter Egg: The song that Max sings late at night as his granddaughter sleeps on the couch is "Somebody" written by Harry Warren (Music) and Jack Brooks (Lyrics) for the 1960 production Cinderfella starring Jerry Lewis who performed the number in that film. See more »


References Buckskin (1968) See more »


Hurry Home
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Melissa Errico
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The Schmuck Returns
27 March 2017 | by Tracy WintersSee all my reviews

Jerry Lewis was cast in this slobbering bore-fest about an old geezer whom has recently lost his wife.

The most sore-thumb quality about this tripe is the fact that it has no point except to prop up Lewis as a kindly old load whom we're supposed to find irresistible..... I did not. Hopefully this will be his swan song as an actor (by the way, he was NEVER an actor).

Lewis was a comedian, nothing more -- and even then, he was funny only when he was funny, which wasn't very often. His pathetic films (especially the ones he directed) have proved that.

If nothing else, Lewis' movies over the years (most notably in the 1960's) can be viewed as a poignant exercise in self-aggrandizement, similar to the way he conducted himself on the Labor Day telethons where he always said things like, "What 'I' have tried to do here....". Always "I", not "We".... "My kids", not "Our kids", etc.

And for those who are too stupid to realize it (and there are many), Lewis cannot act, he cannot direct, and he certainly cannot sing. Just like any other mediocre performer, Lewis lucked into the position to do whatever he wanted to do in the entertainment industry, so he thinks he's a singer. Having fun in your little fantasy-life there, Jerry? In his lame attempt to feel superior to others, Lewis has never possessed the cognizance to understand that other people (even if they're not 'famous') are worthwhile human beings. Being famous, trying to be humorous, or owning a yacht, is not what makes the man. That comes from the inside. Being a loving person comes from an amiable heart.

Most of all, love comes from sincerity which allows a person to accept and help others. Jerry didn't get that, he just never got it. Not when he was pan-handling for nickels on those telethons, and certainly not in 'Max Rose'. The audience is only offered a character filled with syrupy vomit which Jerry was hoping would be construed as "charm", an obvious failure.

No doubt Lewis was expecting a 'deserved' Oscar for this.... deservedly, he didn't get it.

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