Max Rose

August 30th, 2016


Max Rose

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Release Year: 2013

Rating: 6.8/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Daniel Noah

Stars: Jerry Lewis, Kerry Bishé, Kevin Pollak

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.

Writers: Daniel Noah, Daniel Noah, Jerry Lewis, Kerry Bishé, Kevin Pollak, Kerry Bishé, Jerry Lewis, Dean Stockwell, Fred Willard, Kevin Pollak, Illeana Douglas, Claire Bloom, Rance Howard, Stephanie Katherine Grant, Lee Weaver, Angela Elayne Gibbs, Mort Sahl, Valerie Hurt, Sarah Waisman, Joe Frank, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Taglines: The legend is back.


Official Website: Official Facebook | Official site

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2013

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

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User Review


Rating: 9/10

MAX ROSE must get distribution. If/when it does, Jerry Lewis will win an Oscar for Best Actor.

If you only know Lewis as the icon rubber-faced "HEY LAAAAADY" comic of films like THE NUTTY PROFESSOR and CINDERFELLA, you are in for a delightful surprise. Even if you loved Jerry in Scorsese's brilliant KING OF COMEDY, you'll still be shocked by the depth and delicacy of his performance in the title role, a man whose life begins to unravel after the death of his beloved wife of 60+ years, Eva -- beautifully played by Clare Bloom.

Lewis has been prepping for his role for more than 3/4 of a century and he lights up the screen. Seeing his work here makes me wish he'd done more than the slapstick comedies that made him an icon. He's a damned fine dramatic actor.

Writer-Director Daniel Noah has crafted a story that is at once tender, heartbreaking, honest, textured and captivating. It is that rarest of things - an actual "movie" with a plot and compelling characters.

Noah allows Jerry to pay subtle homage to his own past without overshadowing the heart, the drama or the honesty of Max's odyssey.

The supporting cast is excellent, notably a group of 80-somethings including Mort Sahl and Rance Howard.

Daniel Noah is a filmmaker to be reckoned with. I hope this film brings him the success he deserves.


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