So what does the trailer tell us?
Imagine being with someone for 65 years to then realise the whole marriage was a lie after they had died? The disappointment and anger you must feel and there is no way of getting answers. Well, this is the story we are dealing with here. The story revolves around a jazz pianist Max Rose (Jerry Lewis) who makes a discovery days before the death of his wife that makes him believe his entire marriage was a lie. He decides to go on a journey to explore his past that brings him face to face with a menagerie of characters from a bygone area. This is Jerry Lewis’s first film in 20 years to which the trailer suggests he is starring in a richly dramatic and beautiful film.
The dialogue is pointedly effective in the trailer and without even watching the full length you instantly feel care for the central character. He is clearly on a desperate discovery to understand the truth which must be killing him. You get the sense that family will be a core part of this film that will provide moments of happiness and sadness as the tone set by the music looks to be an equilibrium between those two emotions.
Interestingly the film was initially released in the USA back in 2013 and now it is getting an official theatrical release.
Starring: Jerry Lewis, Kerry Bishé, Kevin Pollak
Director: Daniel Noah
Excitement rating: 3 stars out of 5
By Dan Hart
Please follow FilmInk on twitter @FilmInkOfficial where film opinions, reviews and interviews are shared and discussed.