Max Rose

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Max Rose
Max Rose Poster.jpg
Directed by Daniel Noah
Produced by Lawrence Inglee
Garrett Kelleher
Bill Walton
Written by Daniel Noah
Starring Jerry Lewis
Kerry Bishé
Illeana Douglas
Rance Howard
Kevin Pollak
Mort Sahl
Dean Stockwell
Lee Weaver
Fred Willard
Claire Bloom
Music by Morgan Z Whirledge
Cinematography Christopher Blauvelt
Edited by Richard Halsey
Colleen Halsey
Lightstream Entertainment
Rush River Entertainment
Distributed by Paladin
Release date
  • May 23, 2013 (2013-05-23) (Cannes)
  • April 10, 2016 (2016-04-10) (MOMA)
  • September 2, 2016 (2016-09-02) (New York City)
  • September 9, 2016 (2016-09-09) (Los Angeles)
Country United States
Language English
Box office $66,680[1]

Max Rose is a 2016 American drama film starring Jerry Lewis and written and directed by Daniel Noah. The film also stars Kevin Pollak, Kerry Bishe, Dean Stockwell and Claire Bloom. It is Lewis's first starring film role since 1995's Funny Bones. Oscar winners Michel Legrand with Alan and Marilyn Bergman created an original song for the feature. The film was produced by Lightstream Entertainment's Garrett Kelleher and Blackbird’s Lawrence Inglee, along with Rush River’s Bill Walton.

A preliminary cut of the film was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.[2] It had its first official screening, and US premiere, at the Museum of Modern Art as the final piece of a MOMA exhibition called "Happy Birthday, Mr. Lewis: The Kid Turns 90" in April 2016. Max Rose received a limited theatrical release through Paladin in September 2016, with nationwide expansion in October 2016.[3]


Max Rose (Jerry Lewis) is an aging jazz pianist who learns that his wife of 65 years may have been unfaithful to him. Though his career wasn’t everything he’d hoped it would be, Max Rose always felt like a success because his beautiful, elegant wife (Eva) was by his side. While going through her things, however, Max discovers an object bearing an intimate inscription from another man, a shocking revelation that leads him to believe his entire marriage, indeed, his entire life, was built on a lie. Coping with anger, withdrawal and his own fragile health, Rose embarks on an exploration of his past, all the while searching for Eva’s mystery suitor, hoping to find the answers he needs to be at peace.



The film has a 35% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based of 40 critic reviews, stating that "Max Rose marks Jerry Lewis' long-overdue return to the screen – and is unfortunately less than memorable in almost every other respect."


  1. ^ "Max Rose (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Martin, Peter (21 May 2013). "Cannes 2013: Jerry Lewis In First Clip From MAX ROSE". Retrieved 20 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Jerry Lewis comes out of retirement for 'Max Rose' — exclusive poster". Retrieved 20 December 2016. 

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