Wow..!!!!.. What a great film this is. I had heard about it when it was released and was intrigued by the comparisons that were drawn of Lee Evans to Charlie Chaplin. Praise indeed but certainly justified, but dont let you think this film is all about Lee Evans' character (Jack Parker). Brilliant though he is, the rest of the cast make this one of the best films I have ever seen.
A unique story, with a touch of magic about it, this movie draws you in throughout and by the end you just want to go back to the start and re-live it all.
Oliver Platt (as Tommy Fawkes) plays his finest role by far and, although I expect many people's favourite scene is Jack Parker's unforgettable one-man show (where his character first meets Tommy) but for me I couldn't get enough of the little variety acts that are performed in front of Tommy Fawkes. Where these acts came from I don't now, but they provided sheer joy, all to a terrific soundtrack.
This film will not be everybody's cup of tea, but give it a go, if you take to it you will never forget it.