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The Jerk Movie Review Summary

Actors: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters

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A white man, who was adopted and raised by a black family, feels like doesn't fit in so he decides to go off and find his place in the world.
He works several different jobs, trying to find his place.
Along the way, he falls in love. He invents the Optigrab, a handle for eyeglasses, and becomes rich. He has everything he's ever dreamed of. However, the optigrab causes eye damage. He's sued by eveyone who suffered damage and is forced to pay a huge settlement.
His fortune is gone. He leaves his home, leaving his wife behind. Homeless and broke, he's now living on the streets.
His wife contacts his black family and go to find him. Luckily, they're able to find him and take him back to live happily ever after.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson



The Jerk is a goofy movie about Navin Johnson, a guy who grew up in a poor black family and who wants to see the world. Navin becomes falls in love, becomes very wealthy and loses it all. In the end, his love (Bernadette Peters) and his family save him from life as a bum.
The review of this Movie prepared by Katrina








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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Comedy or Parody about    -   adult acting like child Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South    -   California Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   sewers/subways

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None    -   Occasional swearing

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