Movie legend Jerry Lewis rocketed to fame as half of the comedy team Martin and Lewis, and followed that with a massively successful second career as director, producer, and star of his own films, where he helped develop new filmmaking techniques that are still used today. A seemingly tireless performer, he was one of the last true living legends from the Golden Age of Hollywood. There never was--and never will be--anyone else like Jerry Lewis.
Written and directed by Daniel Noah, MAX ROSE is a deeply moving drama featuring Lewis in the title role--and in every scene--as a retired jazz musician whose beloved wife of over six decades has just passed away. Though his career wasn’t everything he’d hoped it would be, Max always felt like a success because the beautiful, elegant Eva was by his side. But, while going through her effects, 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, Max embarks on an exploration of his own past, all the while searching for Eva’s mysterious suitor, in the hope that he can get the answers he needs to be at peace.