The Family Jewels
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The Family Jewels
As if one Jerry Lewis wasn't enough, The Family Jewels offers no fewer than seven Jerrys. Fans of Lewis will like the film. Others should be advised to steer clear of any and all French film festivals. The plot revolves around nine-year-old Donna Peyton (Donna Butterworth), who stands to inherit 30 million dollars. The catch: Donna must pick a new daddy from her late father's six closest male relatives. Lewis spends most of the film playing family chauffeur Willard Woodward, whom Donna loves above all others. He also portrays snaggle-toothed gangster "Bugs" Peyton, hirsute… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lewis makes the camera a prism to break out the divergent, and even conflicting, strands of his own character."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"With The Family Jewels, Lewis seems more willing than ever to acknowledge his own hostility towards being dismissed as a kids' entertainer."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Since I find one Jerry Lewis too much, seven of them was way too much for me to handle."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Jerry Lewis romp that gives him multiple characters for laughs."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
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