Cracking Up AKA Smorgasbord (1983) - Jerry Lewis DVD
Cracking Up (1983)
Cracking Up is a crazy quilt of sight gags, one-liners, caricatures, slapstick and quirky vocal mannerisms. In short, it's marvelous mayhem of the kind which has gained Jerry Lewis admirers the world over. Lewis plays a hapless misfit who seeks psychiatric help after bumbling a suicide attempt. His shrink sessions reveal a flashback history about a klutzy childhood and a family history of (what else?) ineptitude, affording Lewis to play a smorgasbord of roles, including a 6-year-old boy, a 15th century coachman, a good-ol'-boy sheriff and a bearded guru. The wackiness soars to new heights when our nutcase patient takes a transcontinental flight on the cheapest airline he can find. But there's not scrimping on the laughter. Cracking Up is zany proof that nobody does funny making filmmaking better than Lewis.
Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr., Milton Berle
Running time : 90 Minutes
Language : English