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Director: Gregory Monro
Starring: Jerry Lewis

The Australian Jewish Film Festival for 2016 is showing a great documentary on Jerry Lewis. Even though I wasn't part of his generation I still grew up with him via his movies which used to play most afternoons and school holidays.

In fact our family loved Jerry so much we named our dog after him and even had pet rabbits all called Harry (The Geisha Boy). Sadly even those days are gone and it's rare to see a Jerry Lewis movie on TV anymore, but Jerry is still kicking and this new documentary is a fantastic look back.

Being only 1 hour long doesn't leave much time to delve deep into his career, and being such a long and lustrous one, the film feels a little rushed. Just when your getting into the Dean Martin years it moves on to his solo career and then onto his charity work.

There are interviews with Jean Luc Godard and Martin Scorsese who explain how Hollywood never really appreciated him as a director or serious actor. They go on to praise his work and mention how underrated Jerry really was in his day and even today. "Anyone can be serious! Try to be funny for an hour and a half"

I really enjoyed this and Jerry will always have a deep place in my heart. With all his charity work and inspiration to generations, he really is a gift to the world.
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