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...not exactly a good jerry lewis vehicle...


i bought the vcd recently, thinking it would be one of jerry lewis's classic comedy routines, but alas, it did bring tears to my eyes, but not tears of laughter, but zzzzzzzzzz. this is not exactly an entertaining movie. i agree with some that there are a few light moments, but it does not have the usual jerry lewis, crackle and pop fun. they should have given anna maria alberghetti a song or two.

keith

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well jerry lewis suffered greatly with back pain but that didnt matter to him.
he still continued to film even though he was suffering. so give him a little credit

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i don't know about you guys but i loved this movie...m,aybe because i'm a sucker for the cindrella fantasy but i thought lewis was perfecrt...he never wanted moneny all he wanted was to feel loved and wanted...

Thunderbirds Aren't Slow

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Not only did he suffer from back pain but he also had a major stroke while filming that landed him in the hospital. There's a scene where he's running up the grand staircase and when they filmed that in real life, he ran all the way up and collapsed when he got to the top.

I do like this movie alot and I think Jerry Lewis is great! Of course I think he's great in everything he does. I also think his solo part in the kitchen when he's in going along in sync with a song on the radio is VERY impressive! That's actually what he did in nightclubs before he and Dean met, though at that time nobody thought it was that great.

~Paul

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I agree totally, Jerry was great in all that he did. The staircase scene was brilliant, he flowed up and down those stairs as if he walked on air.

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OK, it's not THE NUTTY PROFESSOR but it's a decent enough Jerry Lewis outing...he has certainly made a lot of films that were a lot worse.

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i'd much rather watch this than the nutty professor! i loved this movie as a kid and i still love it. my mom made us watch all kinds of classics and this one my brother and i would just watch all the time. i love the scene in the kitchen when he's making breakfast. when he puts the two bowls out the window and swishes the knife around a little and then the bowls come in stacked high with perfectly halved oranges is hilarious!

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Actually this is the first Jerry Lewis film I've seen (barring a couple of clips), and I think it's adorable. Fella is endearing and the Fairy Godfather's speech about how the Cinderella story caused problems rather astutely preceded psychiatric talk about fairy tales setting up unrealistic expectations as well as "The Cinderella Complex" by decades.

Entertaining, clever, and oh my, how graceful is that man! Considering that this was one of Lewis's first solo effort after a string of duo movies with Martin, I think he could have done a lot, lot worse.

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I have really enjoyed all of the Jerry Lewis films I have seen, both with and without Dean martin, and both that he directed and which others did, from the 50's and the 60's. This was 8/10 for me--a lot of fun!

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I guess you must think of Jerry Lewis differently. I haven't been a fan of the Martin/Lewis movies, though I haven't tried to be I'm a post Martin/Lewis Lewis fan, so maybe that's the difference. Cinderfella is, IMHO, Lewis' very best movie performance.

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