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Steve Martin's finest hour to date,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Jerk [VHS] (VHS Tape)
This daft classic incorporates many of Steve's live act routines that made him such a huge stand-up draw (kitten juggling? happy feet?). Those of us too young and British ever to have caught the great man live can take comfort from this film. Those who have only ever seen him in rubbish like "Father of the Bride" please do try and see this instead. You would have to be utterly bereft of a sense of fun not to find Navin's rags to riches to rags tale very appealing. Good cameos from Jackie Gleason, M Emmet Walsh and Carl Reiner amongst many others and whoever chose Bernadette Peters' wardrobe was robbed of a Best Costume Oscar.