The Family Jewels
Orphaned in the wake of her father's death, 10-year-old Donna stands to inherit $30 million and must decide which of her six uncles all played by you-know-who she wants to be her new dad. The scenario gives Lewis a chance to unleash the full range of his comedy, but it's his seventh turn as the kid's chauffeur, Willard, that proves be the deceptively emotional pivot for this film of curious career transition.
- " Lewis makes the camera a prism to break out the divergent, and even conflicting, strands of his own character. " – Richard Brody
- " Jerry Lewis romp that gives him multiple characters for laughs. " – Steve Crum
- " With The Family Jewels, Lewis seems more willing than ever to acknowledge his own hostility towards being dismissed as a kids' entertainer. " – Eric Henderson