Funny Bones
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Tommy Fawkes (Oliver Platt) is a struggling stand-up comedian who has tried for years to get out from under the shadow of his father, George Fawkes (Jerry Lewis), himself a famous humorist. Tommy finally scores a showcase spot at a major resort in Las Vegas, but when opening night rolls around, Tommy's act is an unqualified disaster, with the failure made even more painful by his father's presence in the audience. In search of a fresh start, Tommy heads to Blackpool, England, where he was born and raised, to look for a new act. Hoping to buy material from local performers, Tommy… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Odd drama about eccentric show biz family, featuring Jerry Lewis in rare dramatic role."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Lee Evans steals every scene he's in."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Fascinating and quirky little movie with great bits from Oliver Reed and Leslie Caron."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"It has its moments, but not enough of them."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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