‘Max Rose’ Review: Jerry Lewis Widower Drama Is a Clumsy Schmaltzfest

Meaty roles for older actors may be few and far between, but some things are worse than unemployment: namely, movies that trot out screen legends to provide an iconic cover for poor filmmaking. Such is the case with just-turned-90 Jerry Lewis‘s starring role in writer-director Daniel Noah’s “Max Rose,” a dispiritingly maudlin and clunky elder drama filmed over three years ago, about an 87-year-old jazz pianist (Lewis) dealing with upsetting news about his recently deceased wife Eva (

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