Hollywood versions of celebrity lives often succeed at their public lives only to stumble with maudlin depictions of backstage heartache; this made-for-TV tell-all does just the opposite.
When lounge singer Dean Martin (Jeremy Northam) and burlesque comic Jerry Lewis (Sean Hayes) clicked during an impromptu pairing in 1946, neither anticipated their unparalleled success as a team. Lewis was going nowhere fast with an act built around miming to records, while Martin was making a decent living as a crooner. Lewis had beseeched his agent to reteam him with the reluctant Martin; Lewis instigated their act and adopted the jaded pro as his unofficial big brother. ...