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      Funny Bones

      R Released Mar 24, 1995 2 hr. 8 min. Comedy Drama List
      63% 19 Reviews Tomatometer 81% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score After he bombs horribly in front of an influential Las Vegas audience that includes his comedy legend father (Jerry Lewis), aspiring comedian Tommy Fawkes (Oliver Platt) returns to his childhood home of Blackpool, England, to find an unknown young comedian whose act he can take over. There, he meets Katie Parker (Leslie Caron), a singer who was friends with his parents in their youth. Her son, Jack (Lee Evans), is an erratically brilliant comedian who holds a secret about Tommy's father. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 05 Buy Now

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      Steve D I love Platt but even he can't make this funny. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member characters and story is exciting, love for details, sometimes a bit bit odd but they love to differ Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member So touching, so funny. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting that audiences like this more than the critics. Personally I think this a little overlooked. It dad passed beneath my radar but a friend spotted it and l glad for it. As is so often the case it is small films like this which are the most memorable. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Funny, quirky, thoughtful, heartfelt movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review oliver m amazing piece of film! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: C+ Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Rated: 4/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times Funny Bones is entertaining and absorbing for what it is. But what it isn't could have really been something. Rated: 3/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Sheila Reid Women in the Life The story is hilarious and touching. May 16, 2022 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Odd drama about eccentric show biz family, featuring Jerry Lewis in rare dramatic role. Rated: 4/5 Mar 2, 2008 Full Review Chuck O'Leary FulvueDrive-in.com Rated: 2/5 May 7, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis After he bombs horribly in front of an influential Las Vegas audience that includes his comedy legend father (Jerry Lewis), aspiring comedian Tommy Fawkes (Oliver Platt) returns to his childhood home of Blackpool, England, to find an unknown young comedian whose act he can take over. There, he meets Katie Parker (Leslie Caron), a singer who was friends with his parents in their youth. Her son, Jack (Lee Evans), is an erratically brilliant comedian who holds a secret about Tommy's father.
      Director
      Peter Chelsom
      Executive Producer
      Nicholas Frye
      Screenwriter
      Peter Chelsom, Peter Flannery
      Distributor
      Buena Vista Pictures, Buena Vista International [us]
      Production Co
      Hollywood Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 24, 1995, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $527.0K
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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