Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

The Jerk (1979)

Directed by Carl Reiner

Starring Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King

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A couple of chuckles. He’s more of a moron than a jerk. Martin definitely peaked later on. Peters was good. What’s with Reiner? Seemed like an ego thing having him in the movie like that. At least he could have been funny.

The late 70’s and early 80’s was a horrible time for comedy. The physical comedy was dumb, no wit, and the stories just didn’t seem to go anywhere. Synthesized 80’s soundtrack.

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