The Jimmy Show Poster

Release Date: December 13th, 2002

DVD Release Date: May 27th, 2003

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

Distributors: First Look

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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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