One of the wackiest, zaniest and most beloved comic actors of all time, Steve Martin takes center stage in this hilarious collection of three of his most well-known movies: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, The Lonely Guy and The Jerk. Each film is digitally remastered for optimal laughs, and this must-have collection includes such comedy greats as Bernadette Peters, Charles Grodin and Carl Reiner. Find out why this "wild and crazy guy" has had America laughing in film after fantastically funny film!
Steve Martin's funniest three films, The Jerk, The Lonely Guy, and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
, are collected in the Wild and Crazy Comedy Collection with some corny bonus material that pales in comparison to Martin's stunning comedic performances. In The Lonely Guy
, Martin's dejected character wanders New York streets with his fern plant searching for a lady to love. Scenes in which Martin calls his lady from his rooftop amidst scores of other lonely guys, or jogs into a diner wearing fake, spray-on sweat, seem more slapstick with each viewing. Martin's masterpiece is The Jerk
, about Navin Johnson, a white guy born a "poor black child," who sets out for the city to become somebody. Navin, with hobo rucksack in tow, takes his dad's three rules--Don't trust whitey, Lord loves a workin' man, and See a doctor and get rid of it--to an extreme, after becoming a millionaire from inventing a reading glasses apparatus. Co-starring Bernadette Peters, The Jerk's
bizarre humor still feels fresh in its satirical examination of race and class. Watching Navin change from a poor black child, to a gas station attendant, to a millionaire, to a drunken egomaniac, to a homeless bum, illustrates Martin's sheer talent for character sketching. If this Wild and Crazy Comedy Collection
is a cake, The Jerk
is definitely the icing. --Trinie Dalton