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Cracking Up (1983)





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Jerry Lewis reprises his previous movie persona, this time as Warren Nefron, a man unable to successfully kill himself, while Herb Edelman is Dr. Jonas Pletchick, the psychiatrist out to cure him of his failure, in this undistinguished slapstick comedy. Many of Lewis' past routines crop up again through the device of flashbacks, as he sits in the doctor's office and remembers vignettes from his past. As usual, the French love his humor and flocked to see this film when it was first released. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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Jerry Lewis
as Warren Nefron / Dr. Perks / Gangster / Speed Armeter
Herb Edelman
as Dr. Jonas Pletchick
Zane Buzby
as Waitress / Valet / Woman in Line
Foster Brooks
as The Pilot
Buddy Lester
as Passenger
Milton Berle
as Female Patient
Dick Butkus
as Anti-Smoking Enforcer
Francine York
as Marie Du Bois
Sammy Davis Jr.
as Mr. Billings
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Critic Reviews for Cracking Up

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Lives up to its title in ways that seem painfully intentional.

February 29, 2016 | Full Review…

It should be considered as one of the most unfunny comedies ever made.

August 31, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…

A twilight smorgasbord, serenely avant-garde, and the culmination of the development of Lewis' cinematic language

November 17, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cracking Up


Labored and stupid.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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After watching the 1st couple skits I had high hopes for this movie but it went from HILARIOUS to unfunny.Watching Jerry Lewis trying to commit suicide at the start was over the top & then going to his shrinks office & sliding & falling all over the place was hilarious but after that it just went downhill from there

Brody Manson
Brody Manson

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