The Jimmy Show
The Jimmy Show ★★½ 2001 (R)
Average Jimmy O'Brien (Whaley) vents the frustrations of his humble daily life at open mike night at a comedy club. But his routine isn't about jokes—his monologues are painful confessions about thwarted dreams, which only get worse when his fed-up wife Annie (Gugino) leaves. Whaley's at his best in the club scenes but they tend to overwhelm the rest of film. 93m/C VHS, DVD . Frank Whaley, Carla Gugino, Ethan Hawke, Lynn Cohen; D: Frank Whaley; W: Frank Whaley; C: Mike Mayers; M: Robert Whaley, Anthony Grimaldi.