| Share


Director:Michael Polish
Writers:Michael and Mark Polish
Sony Pictures Classics; R; 96 minutes
Cast:Jon Gries, Daryl Hannah, Garrett Morris

Sometimes success can be harder than failure. Mark and Michael Polish received acclaim for their eerie and original debut, Twin Falls Idaho. They wrote, directed, and starred in the film about a pair of Siamese twins. It was a startlingly unique journey through oddball Americana. Their sophomore effort, Jackpot, retains the visual power but loses the urgency of the Polish brothers' initial success.

Jon Gries plays Sunny Holiday, a washed-up karaoke singer who is anything but. He abandons his wife (Daryl Hannah) and daughter to join seedy manager Lester (Garrett Morris) on a multi-month karaoke tour with hopes of making it big. The darkly comic edge of Twin Falls Idaho is mishandled here, and Jackpot quickly becomes both predictable and glum. The flagging plot saps rewarding moments to produce a mediocre art-house movie.

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

More on Jackpot from Infoplease:

Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring