The Jerk (1979) Carl Reiner, Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Comedy

The Jerk (1979)
Navin is an idiot. He grew up in Mississippi as adopted son of a black family but on his 18th birthday he feels he wants to discover the rest of the world and sets out to St. Louis. There everyone exploits his naivety, but then a simple invention brings him a fortune.

To enter the realm inhabited by Martin’s blissfully original caricatures, you must first be tested for wit, intellect and an innocent revelry in life itself. If you qualify, you will be led on to a rollercoaster of oxygen-sapping gags, stupendously clever motifs, brilliant performances and an absolutely fabulous script. There are gags here so new and surprising that to try and emulate them could only court failure. The joy of true love accompanied by him on the ukelele and on the last stanza by her on the…….. trumpet: and a beautiful little song. Is it the humour or the innocence brings a tear to your eye? Don’t call the dog “life saver”, call him “s***head” – and for evermore, he is. The white man who is distraught to discover that he is not black. The goodbye note and Martin reading bits of words as they are washed away. The seminal “all I need” scene which is milked to the point of asphixia. The Jerk is simply the funniest most understatedly clever movie ever produced. There has simply never been anything this good, nor will there ever be. The message is simple and is a very old one: the buffoon as saint. From Bottom in Shakespeare, to Tristram Shandy, to Chaplin, to the genius understatement of Cary Grant, to Norman Wisdom: they have all touched on and come tantalisingly close, but they have all lacked one ingredient, an ingrediant called Steve Martin. Like Orson Welles and Kane or Frederick Forsyth and the Jackal or Men at Work and Land Down Under, Martin has played his best shot first, unfettered, undisciplined, unconstrained genius. Let us all be better, brighter, cleverer and genuinely funnier by being the jerk. And if that’s too frightening, just watch it.

The Jerk (1979) 2

The Jerk (1979) 1

IMDB

BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 694 | x264 @ 2000 Kbps | 93 min | 1.60 GB
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy

download

The.Jerk.1979.720p.mkv

Random posts

The Disorderly Orderly (1964) Frank Tashlin, Jerry Lewis, Glenda Farrell, Susan Oliver
Meet the Applegates (1990) Michael Lehmann, Ed Begley Jr., Stockard Channing, Dabney Coleman, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Linda Linda Linda (2005) Nobuhiro Yamashita, Doona Bae, Aki Maeda, Yû Kashii, Comedy, Drama, Music
Pepe (1960) George Sidney, Cantinflas, Dan Dailey, Shirley Jones
Diary of a Mad Old Man AKA Fûten Rôjin nikki (1962) Keigo Kimura, Sô Yamamura, Ayako Wakao, Keizô Kawasaki
Gert and Daisy’s Week-end (1942) Maclean Rogers, Elsie Waters, Doris Waters, Iris Vandeleur
The Waiters (1969) Jan Darnley-Smith, Benny Hill, David Battley, Arthur Hewlett
The First Auto (1927) Roy Del Ruth, Russell Simpson, Frank Campeau, Gibson Gowland, Comedy
Pane e tulipani / Bread and Tulips (2000) Silvio Soldini, Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Giuseppe Battiston, Comedy, Romance
Forced Nightmare AKA Hua gui lu xing tuan (1992) Sze Yu Lau, Michael Man-Kin Chow, Ching-Ying Lam, Sandra Kwan Yue Ng
Slacker (1991) Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Comedy, Drama
Ni Vu, Ni Connu / Neither Seen Nor Recognized (1958) Yves Robert, Louis de Funès, Noëlle Adam, Frédéric Duvallès, Comedy
Man in the Trunk AKA La valise (1973) Georges Lautner, Mireille Darc, Michel Constantin, Jean-Pierre Marielle
The Kid from Kokomo (1939) Lewis Seiler, Pat O’Brien, Wayne Morris, Joan Blondell, Comedy, Romance
Gli sfiorati / Drifters (2011) Matteo Rovere, Andrea Bosca, Miriam Giovanelli, Claudio Santamaria, Comedy, Drama
Its a Bet (1935) Alexander Esway, Gene Gerrard, Helen Chandler, Judy Kelly, Comedy, Drama
Fantômas (1964) André Hunebelle, Jean Marais, Louis de Funès, Mylène Demongeot
Shamus (1973) Buzz Kulik, Burt Reynolds, Dyan Cannon, John P. Ryan, Action, Comedy, Crime
The Magnificent Dope (1942) Walter Lang, Henry Fonda, Lynn Bari, Don Ameche, Comedy
Beeswax (2009) Andrew Bujalski, Tilly Hatcher, Maggie Hatcher, Alex Karpovsky
Les ambitieux / Ambitious (2006) Catherine Corsini, Karin Viard, Éric Caravaca, Jacques Weber, Comedy, Romance
Pat and Mike (1952) George Cukor, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Aldo Ray
Squadra antifurto (1976) Bruno Corbucci, Tomas Milian, Robert Webber, Lilli Carati
Sassy Sue (1973) Bethel Buckalew, John Tull, Colleen Brennan, Patrick Wright
Le témoin / The Witness (1978) Jean-Pierre Mocky, Alberto Sordi, Philippe Noiret, Roland Dubillard, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Picking Up the Pieces (2000) Alfonso Arau, Woody Allen, David Schwimmer, Angélica Aragón, Comedy, Fantasy
She’s Back (1989) Tim Kincaid, Carrie Fisher, Robert Joy, Matthew Cowles