Great Balls of Fire! 03/06/18

Olive Films

Director Jim McBride puts retro magic into a rock ‘n’ roll bio about a big talent who was probably more fun on stage than in person. Dennis Quaid hits the right note of insanity for his portrayal of Jerry Lee Lewis’s rise to fame and fortune. Winona Ryder’s hilarious, almost scary bobby-sox Lolita becomes Jerry’s girl bride. Everything’s ducky until the real-life story goes sour, leaving the comic characterizations high and dry. Also starring Stephen Tobolowsky, Trey Wilson, and Alec Baldwin as an unlikely Jimmy Swaggart, this one deserves a second look. On Blu-ray from Olive Films.