The Jimmy Show (2001)
Average Rating: 5/10
Reviews Counted: 10
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 6
No consensus yet.
Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 3
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 3
Average Rating: 2.7/5
User Ratings: 755
Following up on his directorial debut, Joe the King, actor-turned-sometimes director Frank Whaley made this gritty character study of a man consumed by anger. Working as a clerk at a supermarket, Jimmy (Whaley) makes it a practice to steal anything and everything he can get away with, usually cases of beer. At home, he supports his neglected wife (Carla Gugino), his infant daughter, and his foul-tempered invalid grandmother, whom he has been caring for since he was a teen. A compulsive
Dec 1, 2001 Wide
May 27, 2003
First Look - Official Site
No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.
The film, like Jimmy's routines, could use a few good laughs.
If the movie succeeds in instilling a wary sense of 'there but for the grace of God,' it is far too self-conscious to draw you deeply into its world.
There's an admirable rigor to Jimmy's relentless anger, and to the script's refusal of a happy ending, but as those monologues stretch on and on, you realize there's no place for this story to go but down.
So faithful to the doldrums of the not-quite-urban, not-quite-suburban milieu as to have viewers recoiling from the reality check.
Rewarding for its brash originality and daring in etching a portrait of a man who refuses to take life's disappointments lying down.
Whaley's determination to immerse you in sheer, unrelenting wretchedness is exhausting.
It may be a somewhat backhanded compliment to say that the film makes the viewer feel like the movie's various victimized audience members after a while, but it also happens to be the movie's most admirable quality
Audience Reviews for The Jimmy Show
Discuss The Jimmy Show on our Movie forum!