Jake Squared
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Jake Klein, 50, sets out to make a movie. He hires an actor to play himself and throws a big party. His idea is to shoot the heck out of it and see what he gets. But, everything spins out of control as different, unexpected people show up. Old loves are there. New loves are there. His dead father, his mother when she was young, his kids, his ex-wife. Even his younger selves, Jake at 40, Jake at 30 and Jake at 17, are there, too! And every one of them has tons of advice on how to fix his screwed up life. Jake's head reels as he staggers through what's either a mystical experience, a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Goldberg buries the heart of the movie beneath several layers of pretentious film-school effects."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The characters natter endlessly and summon printed quotes from Jean Cocteau, Mark Twain and e.e. cummings onto the screen. But they say nothing that's original, insightful or even interesting."
‑ Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times
"For a film that wants desperately to wring comedy from the narcissism and neuroses of Hollywood filmmakers it's neither funny or particularly insightful."
‑ Travis Hopson, Examiner.com
"Quotations from sources as varied as Thelonious Monk, Mark Twain and Dr. Seuss appear on screen, imbuing the movie with unearned significance."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
"More enervating than it is ambitious, Jake Squared is partly a romantic comedy and mostly a pseudo-philosophical apology for self-absorption."
‑ Simon Abrams, Village Voice
"Goldberg doesn't display the kind of control needed for this sort of meta-storytelling."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"The funny side of navel-gazing narcissism."
‑ Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter
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