Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening in ‘Jerry & Marge Go Large’: Film Review

A Michigan retiree with mad math skills finds a loophole in the lottery and uses the winnings to

resuscitate his struggling small town in David Frankel’s comedy for Paramount+, based on a true story.

Don’t be deceived, Jerry & Marge Go Large is no Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.

The title appears to promise a raucous caper, but unless you’re

tickled by endless shots of Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening

chortling away while exchanging the kind of twinkly-eyed, adoring looks

that ought to be outlawed for couples married 46 years, the amusement is spread awfully thin.

David Frankel continues coasting on his Devil Wears Prada rep, between TV gigs

and unwatchable features (Collateral Beauty, anyone?). But this utterly toothless, glorified Hallmark movie for Paramount+ proves the director is only as good as his material.