Jerry & Marge Go Large – Surprising Family Movie We Recommend!
Actors Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening outdid themselves in this hilarious movie.
When you find a movie that is riveting, funny and smart at the same time, it feels like winning the lottery! A trifecta of what a movie should entail and one that you should really consider watching! The acting skills of all the cast are astounding and the storyline will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The Movie is Based on a Real-Life Story
‘Jerry & Marge Go Large’ is a movie that is based on a real-life story.
It’s about a couple, Jerry and Marge Selbee, who live in Michigan, United States of America.
Jerry worked at a factory for 42 years before going into retirement. At the factory, he worked as a material analyst for the company Kellogg’s. One day during the beginning of his retirement, he was at home reading the paper. He came across a lottery brochure, which sounds old-school and now people tend to go online for bets where all information from lotteramerica.com can be found. But back then, it was all the rave – a brochure! Jerry took one look at the chances of winning and as the math genius that he is, excitingly found a loophole.
He tested his theory and won almost $16,000 with it. Jerry and Marge then knew they were onto something big and spent the next 9 years winning lottery ticket after lottery ticket. What they were doing was in no way illegal and so they started a corporation called ‘GS Investment Strategies LCC’ and asked their friends and family to partake in the winnings. Thereby also bringing more money into their little town, Evart, Michigan. They accumulated $26 million before the loophole was spotted and stopped. A thrilling story!
Jerry & Marge Go Large – The Movie Review
Jerry Selbee is played by famous actor, Bryan Cranston. Marge Selbee is played by the amazing Annette Bening. With the joined forces of these two powerhouse actors, you can imagine how good the movie is! Of course, there are a few changes that were made to make for a more stimulating movie experience but the writers really tried to keep everything as true to real-life happenings as possible.
The movie has a 6.9 / 10 rating on IMDb movie ratings, which is high enough seeing as movie critics are ever-so harsh. David Frankel, producer of ‘The Devil wears Prada’ and ‘Marley and Me’, both highly acclaimed movies internationally, should show you the level of this movie and the great cinematography that was achieved.
The cast was amazing! The two main actors the rest of the team was astounding. To mention a few and where you might know them from:
- Bryan Cranston, who played Jerry in the movie and is known for his roles in Breaking Bad, Malcom in the Middle and the list goes on.
- Annette Bening, who played Marge and is known for her roles in American Beauty, Death on the Nile and the list goes on.
- Rainn Wilson, who played Bill in the movie and is known for his role in The Office.
- Anna Camp, who played Dawn and is know for her role in Pitch Perfect.
- Uly Schlesinger, who played Tyler and is an up and coming young actor.
- Jake McDorman, who played Doug and is known for his role in the teen drama series, Greek.
- Tori Kelly, who played herself and is an award-winning singer and entertainer.
One Thing That Could Have Maybe Made it Perform Better
The only avenue within the movie that critics claim could have made it perform better amongst the public is a climax part. Just like how in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Jordan Belfort, played by Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio, eventually had his business fall apart and was sentenced to four years in prison. This adds cinematic value to viewers and gives them a climax to the movie that makes the whole thing all the more exciting.
The fact that what Jerry and Marge were doing was legal and that the writers on the movie did not want to change the story so much or risk diluting the plot by adding a fictional climatic scene, the movie felt a bit more PG. It is of some people’s opinion that adding some legal action or the risk of jail time would have made the movie perform better with that added dramatic value.
Finding a great movie to watch can be tough. Finding one that is relatively family friendly and could spark interesting conversations around the dinner table about the importance of mathematics and the world of lottery leads to some new topics to discuss.
The movie is claimed to be great. With the amazing cast, fantastic writers and excellent producer it’s no wonder that the movie is so popular. It’s available in certain countries on Netflix, ShowMax, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play Movies and Apple TV.