Here’s a nearly-perfect film.
Which didn’t do it for me at first.
Never had I seen Jerry Lewis be SO ANNOYING as he was in the start of this movie.
But I was wrong.
And so I gave it another chance.
All said, The Ladies Man ranks up there (for me) with The Nutty Professor and Cinderfella in the Lewis pantheon.
This is a real work of art.
This must be where Godard got the idea for the mise-en-scène of Tout va bien.
Two sound stages.
A huge production.
And so, in retrospect, I highly recommend this film.
You just have to adapt to Lewis’s singular style.
It can be a bit grating–a bit jarring from film to film.
But it is worth the work.
Jerry Lewis was a true comedic and artistic genius.
Give him a chance.
Go deeper into the films.
You won’t be sorry.