Funny Bones (1995)
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This saga pays tribute to vaudeville and is filled to the rafters with old shticks as it follows the attempts of a young comedian to follow in his father's illustrious footsteps. Jerry Lewis plays a supporting role as venerated comic George Fawkes, father of rebellious son Tommy who wants to be a famous comic in his own right. Tommy tries to create a unique form of comedy and totally fails in his Las Vegas debut. His father watched him. Tommy decides to try a new tack and goes to Blackpool England, a resort by the sea that was where his father got his start, and where Tommy spent his early childhood. Tommy ends up audition other comedians, and after a string of dinosaurs and freaks, comes up with the brilliantly funny vaudevillians the Parker Brothers. The star is Jack, the youngest. Unfortunately it becomes apparent that his father stole freely from them. Tommy is also distressed to find out that the naturally funny Jack is his half-brother, the product of an affair his father had. … More
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Critic Reviews for Funny Bones
Odd drama about eccentric show biz family, featuring Jerry Lewis in rare dramatic role.
Fascinating and quirky little movie with great bits from Oliver Reed and Leslie Caron.
It has its moments, but not enough of them.
Lee Evans steals every scene he's in.
Audience Reviews for Funny Bones
A very funny and moving comedy with some great performances. Davies and Lewis are brilliant, Platt has never been better. It's actually Lee Evens who steals the show though with a real nail biting finale!More
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