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R| 1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
A New Jersey man named Jimmy (Frank Whaley) splits his time between working as a lowly supermarket stock boy and inventing things. Unfortunately, the latter part of his career has not been going well, and his wife, Annie (Carla Gugino), has just had their first baby. Meanwhile, his best friend, Ray (Ethan Hawke), is a slacker who seems to be a terrible influence. Amid all this angst, Jimmy decides to participate in a nearby comedy club's open-mic night, with surprising results.

Cast: Frank Whaley , Carla Gugino , Ethan Hawke , Lynn Cohen , Jillian Stacom ,

Director: Frank Whaley

Genres: Drama

Distributor: First Look

The Jimmy Show (2002)

Release Date: December 13th, 2002|1 hr. 36 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • The movie is as unpleasant as its hero, and the film audience gets no more for its money than the customers at the Laughing Stock. Still, watching Whaley take Jimmy down his tortured path has some morbid appeal -- like a train wreck in progress. show more

  • Whaley gives an earnest performance, especially when he's articulating his frustrations during his monologues. But it's all relentlessly glum. The film, like Jimmy's routines, could use a few good laughs. show more

  • Whaley's determination to immerse you in sheer, unrelenting wretchedness is exhausting. show more

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  • February 12, 2013 angelo
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    A very touching movie. It hits a wide range of emotions, you can\'t help but to feel sorry for Jimmy specially near the end of the movie. I specially like the flashback scenes of him & Annie. To me Annie (Carla Gugino) steals the show with her sweetness & devotion towards Jimmy until she is too exhausted to make it work. She is just breathtakingly beautiful & kind (I love her red hair, I wish she would keep it that color) such a great combination. The little girl was also excellent, so cute. I admit I shed quit a few tears at the end of the movie everytime I watch. One my favorite movies because it does not have that hollywood happy ending, which is realistic & refreashing to see.

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