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About the Film
That wild and crazy guy, Steve Martin, makes his film-starring debut in the wacky comedy hit The Jerk. Steve plays Navin Johnson, the adopted son of a poor black sharecropper family, whose crazy inventions lead him from rags to riches...right back to rags. Steve propels Navin through a string of misadventures-becoming smitten with a lady motorcycle racer, surviving a series of screwball attacks by a deranged killer, and becoming a millionaire by inventing the "Opti-grab" handle for eyeglasses-and shows why he's one of the hottest comic performers in the world.
This reminded me of a lot of Woody Allen's early comedies. It's fun, really well executed and packed with good comedy. It is a little obtusely "wacky", but then it is Martin's first film. Having said that, unlike many Woody Allen plots, the narrative structure holds for the entire film. And has a really gentle satisfying ending. Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters are really effective.
Classic Steve Martin
The most laugh out loud movie you can ever hope to see. classic Steve Martin!!!!
Crap don't buy this ****
Worst movie I've ever watched
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 1979
- © 1979 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.