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Jerry Lewis United States, 1964

Gonçalo Rosas's rating of the film The Patsy

6 - The satire is as delightful as it is acerbic, and the bog-standard plot is elevated by a handful of simply sublime scenes (the flashback, the piano lesson and the barbershop being the standouts), but my single bone of contention is far too central to the film's quiddity for it not to sour the experience; Jerry Lewis is a superb director, but I can't stand him as a physical/character comedian. At least not here.