The Polish Bros “Jackpot” is one of those unknown treasures
in the indie film world just waiting to be stumbled upon.
It won the John Cassevette’s Independent Spirit award
and stars Jon Gries as a karaoke star (or at least he
thinks so in his mind) who shrugs his own wife and
kid to go on the road with his equally disillusioned
manager played by Garrett Morris. A nice lot of tunes
sung by Gries and others (including a rare cameo by
Mac Davis!) are shown in the movie so it has a very
unique feel, 1/3 road movie, 1/3 musical and 1/3
character study. The comedy and drama are inter-
laced in a nice even way and this is definitely
one of those films very overlooked, using my Palm
Springs Rating System, I give Jackpot a solid
Three Palm Trees….The Horror!!
Note – getting harder to find now that it’s 15 years old, best bet is to order a used dvd on Amazon, should be very cheap.