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Max Rose

Max Rose

Jerry Lewis, in what is sure to be a final starring role, is the titular Max Rose, a long-retired Jazz musician coping (or not) with the death of his wife of 65 years (Claire Bloom). Max' granddaughter (Kerry Bishé from "Halt and Catch Fire") moves in to babysit the devastated senior. But Max is harboring a secret: He fought with his wife before she died about a 50-year-old infidelity--and now he can't let it go. Escaping from an old age home, Max goes searching for the man who may or may not have stolen his wife's heart. The film is pure sentiment, but producer-turned-director Daniel Noah is smart enough to exploit his star's fame and frailty, resulting in a film that may not dig very deep, but features a touching central performance. FULL REVIEW: Sad drama about death and regret adds a modest capper to its star’s long career by Devin D. O’Leary (9/22/2016). 93 minutes Unrated.