A good rough draft of a movie. Its concept is ripe and the characters are charming, but this film could benefit greatly from sharper focus and tighter execution. Doug Jones stars as Jerry, a middle-aged corporate drone who begins embracing the life of the party, befriending young punkers along the way. My Name Is Jerry
(a Ball State production) stumbles when it loses sight of its sweet comic spirit and heads into loftier territory. There is a great movie in it, though, waiting to be found. 100 minutes.
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