“It’s just math.”

JERRY AND MARGE GO LARGE is inspired by true events. It is a sweet tale about an unassuming couple from a small town in Michigan. Jerry (Bryan Cranston) discovered a loophole in the lottery system, and the rest is history. 

This film reminded me of the old tortoise and the rabbit story. “Slow and steady wins the race.” And they did. Never count out “older” people. They have all the time they need. Jerry and his wife, Marge (Annette Bening), finally realized  “life isn’t over at retirement.” Their connection on screen made this movie work. They were entirely believable. They were cute together and fun to watch. The ensemble kept me smiling all the time. I even wanted to move to their town. It just clicked. 

JERRY AND MARGE GO LARGE was not a deep, heavy film. Instead, it showcased caring, honest people who helped each other and changed lives for the better. It reinforced how “good luck can happen the same as bad.” It gave me hope and begged the question, why didn’t I think of doing that? Kudos to the writers who kept it simple. 

Obviously, I enjoyed JERRY AND MARGE GO LARGE. And I promise that you won’t believe their final numbers.

It is available to stream on PARAMOUNT. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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