FUNNY BONES
1995, Disney, 128 min, Dir: Peter Chelsom

When aspiring stand-up Tommy Fawkes (Oliver Platt) bombs in Las Vegas, he heads for Blackpool, England. His father (Jerry Lewis) rose to fame as a performer there, and as Tommy struggles to follow in his footsteps, he gets a crash course in both family history and comedy. An unusual but effective mix of surreal laughs and dark drama, with a wonderful cast including Leslie Caron and Oliver Reed.


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