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The Polka King

Die Netflix-Komödie «The Polka King» zeigt, wie ein Künstler seine Fans mit einem Schneeballsystem um viel Geld bringt. The Polka King Film - Kritik Wer originelles Storytelling erwartet, der ist mit "​The Polka King" an der falschen Adresse, folgen Maya Forbes und Wallace. In der Tragikomödie "The Polka King", basierend auf einer wahren Geschichte, spielt Black die Hauptfigur Jan Lewan, der in den 90er auf Kosten anderer den.

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In diesem Film geht es um den Aufstieg und Fall der pennsylvanischen Polkasensation Jan Lewan. Er kennt bei der Umsetzung seiner Ziele jedoch keine Hemmungen, weshalb er auch zu unlauteren Mitteln greift, um in der Mitte der Gesellschaft zu. The Polka King ein Film von Maya Forbes mit Jack Black, Jenny Slate. Inhaltsangabe: Ladenbesitzer Jan Lewan (Jack Black) beginnt in den 70er-​Jahren seine. In „The Polka King“ spielt Jack Black den polnischen Immigranten Jan Lewan, der in den USA zum „König der Pennsylvania Polka“ wird. The Polka King Film - Kritik Wer originelles Storytelling erwartet, der ist mit "​The Polka King" an der falschen Adresse, folgen Maya Forbes und Wallace. Die Netflix-Komödie «The Polka King» zeigt, wie ein Künstler seine Fans mit einem Schneeballsystem um viel Geld bringt. Entdecken Sie The Polka King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) von Jack Black bei Amazon Music. Werbefrei streamen oder als CD und MP3 kaufen bei. In der Tragikomödie "The Polka King", basierend auf einer wahren Geschichte, spielt Black die Hauptfigur Jan Lewan, der in den 90er auf Kosten anderer den.

The Polka King

The Polka King Kritik: 9 Rezensionen, Meinungen und die neuesten User-​Kommentare zu The Polka King. In „The Polka King“ spielt Jack Black den polnischen Immigranten Jan Lewan, der in den USA zum „König der Pennsylvania Polka“ wird. Jack Black ist The Polka King: Die Tragikomödie erzählt die bemerkenswerte Geschichte des polnischen Einwanderers Jan Lewan, die auf wahren. Smooth just doesn't make sense here. Added to Watchlist. Let's get your review verified. The sporadic magic Bakumatsu The Polka King largely comes from its casting, and the hammy performances that follow. In the audience extras were my friends Broken Angel family including my lifetime friend and cameraman John Koterba whose work in filming me over the years was a tremendous help in making the Wer Mit Wem possible. An ingratiating comedy based on an improbable true story. Justin Chang. The Polka King I think he enjoyed this role. Green Book. Kommentar speichern. Kosil Ojciec Siano. Dazu nutzt er etwas, Got Staffel 8 Folge 3 Stream später als Polka-Ponzi-Trick bekannt wurde. Denn die Investitionen spielten keine Rendite ein. Weitere Originale. Januar "Bitte wiederholen". Dieser Artikel wurde automatisch aus unserem alten Redaktionssystem auf unsere neue Website importiert. Suits Meghan nutzt er etwas, das später als Filzlaus bekannt wurde. Filme wie The Polka King. Vanessa Bayer. Mehr Infos: HD Englisch. The Polka King jedoch baut keine Luftschlösser, sondern wandelt sich zur amerikanischen Tragödie. Miala Baba Koguta. Das sagen die Nutzer zu The Polka King. Ole Ole Polka.

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The Polka King is warm and sympathetic, avoiding easy jokes in favor of humane, character-driven humor. Ben Sachs. Playing con artists seems to bring out the best in Jack Black.

Justin Chang. The cast performs these scenes entertainingly-Black's dancing eyes remain as compelling as ever-without ever transcending how unfocused and flatly shot they are.

Jesse Hassenger. The sporadic magic of The Polka King largely comes from its casting, and the hammy performances that follow. Nick Allen.

An ingratiating comedy based on an improbable true story. Dennis Harvey. Inspires some sympathy for its protagonist but not enough to carry the film.

John DeFore. It is a pleasant entertainment in which the good work of its actors stands out. Mikel Zorrilla. Jack Black excels in this completely bonkers true story of Jan Lewan, an American polka music legend.

Leigh Paatsch. Truth is truly stranger than fiction in this unbelievable true story that plays out like a dark, twisted version of the American Dream.

Sean Mulvihill. This is a starring vehicle for Black more than anything else, and hopefully, he continues to get these quirky roles.

Alan French. Yet rarely are morality tales this entertaining, much in part due to Black's ability to create a bombastic persona with a sentimental touch.

Crime doesn't pay, but it sure makes for great stories. Alci Rengifo. Rob Thomas. Top Box Office. More Top Movies Trailers. Certified Fresh Picks.

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How did you buy your ticket? View All Videos 1. View All Photos Movie Info. The rise and fall of Pennsylvania polka sensation Jan Lewan, who ultimately fleeced millions from investors through his polka-related activities.

Maya Forbes , Wallace Wolodarsky. Jan 12, Jack Black Jan Lewan. Jenny Slate Marla. Jason Schwartzman. Jacki Weaver.

Vanessa Bayer. Willie Garson. Robert Capron David Lewan. Kati Salowsky Connie Klopski. Michael Jibrin Tyrone. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Jack Black Jan Lewan Jenny Slate Marla Lewan Jason Schwartzman Mickey Pizzazz Jacki Weaver Barb J.

David Lewan Willie Garson Lonny Vanessa Bayer Bitsy Bear Robert Macaux Christopher Mary Klug Anita Krzyewski Wallace Wolodarsky Vince as Wally Wolodarsky Lew Schneider Lou Laroue Phyllis Kay Marilyn Richard Donelly Stan Moetek Kati Salowsky Edit Storyline Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail.

Taglines: The greatest scandal in polka history. Edit Did You Know? Goofs On the first check that elderly investors Ed and Anita present to Jan, their address in the upper right-hand corner is listed as "Hazelton," PA.

However, the correct spelling of the Pennsylvania town in which the movie is set is "Hazleton. So I come, I work hard, and I climb to the highest stars.

Crazy Credits You can see and hear the real Jan Lewin and his band perform. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report this. Add the first question.

Language: English. Runtime: 95 min. Color: Color. A former beauty queen, Marla is modeling some jewelry that Lewan sells at his souvenir store.

After the concert, Jan recounts to a happy concertgoer how he and Marla met, and how he has worked every terrible job imaginable, from dishwasher to janitor, in order to achieve the American dream.

The clarinetist in his band, Mickey Schwartzman , visits Jan at his gift shop in order to quit the band. Jan takes him to a pizza restaurant nearby, and urges him to stay, promising him more money.

Mickey feels that Jan has enlarged the band to an unsustainable size, and he reveals that other members are thinking of quitting, especially after a rumor that Jan had hired a dancing bear to accompany the shows.

Jan admits that the bear is now part of their act, but he insists that better times are ahead. He then picks up a pizza, and heads out to deliver it.

An elderly couple visits Jan and asks about investing in his band. The state Securities and Exchange Commission office gets wind of the fact that Jan is taking on investors and sends investigator Ron Edwards Smoove to meet with him.

Edwards informs Jan that he has not registered properly, making it illegal for him to accept investments.

He gives Jan three days to return his investors' money and close down the operation. With hundreds of thousands of dollars already invested, Jan has no way to meet the SEC deadline.

He buys lottery tickets and asks to do more work at the pizza joint. When the elderly couple returns, asking to invest more money with him, Jan changes the corporate name on his forms and takes their money.

He tells Edwards that he has officially closed down his first investment scheme, omitting the fact that he has started another.

The film follows Jan as he continues to expand his enterprises. Jan comes up with an idea to start a travel company offering European tours.

He sells a package that climaxes at a private audience with the Pope.

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How did you buy your ticket? View All Videos 1. View All Photos Movie Info. The rise and fall of Pennsylvania polka sensation Jan Lewan, who ultimately fleeced millions from investors through his polka-related activities.

Maya Forbes , Wallace Wolodarsky. Jan 12, Jack Black Jan Lewan. Jenny Slate Marla. Jason Schwartzman. Jacki Weaver.

Vanessa Bayer. Willie Garson. Robert Capron David Lewan. Kati Salowsky Connie Klopski. Michael Jibrin Tyrone.

Maya Forbes Director. Wallace Wolodarsky Director. Maya Forbes Screenwriter. Wallace Wolodarsky Screenwriter.

Jack Black Producer. Stuart Cornfeld Producer. Monica Levinson Producer. Priyanka Mattoo Producer. David Permut Producer.

Shivani Rawat Producer. January 25, Full Review…. January 11, Full Review…. January 23, Full Review…. August 1, Full Review….

December 6, Rating: 3. October 10, Rating: 2. August 29, Full Review…. March 19, Full Review…. View All Critic Reviews Mar 08, I don't really know much about polka music.

Hell I don't really know any people that actually like this genre of music. I know millions of people like it, there's just no one in my life who has any appreciation for that type of music.

I know Steve Urkel loved it, but Urkel is not a real person I'm not here to judge, if you like polka then you like polka.

It's just not my cup of tea. Let's just say it's a bit of an acquired taste that skews a little just a little older. Moving on to this movie, I expect that this review is gonna be a tad repetitive, because this is a repetitive flick.

But the first thing you'll notice right from the start is his accent. I don't know if it's because I've grown so used to his normal voice that his accent here comes across as a bit of a mockery.

Like an SNL-type sketch or something. It's not like it's terrible, but it's wildly inconsistent. Sometimes it's fine, sometimes it's not. In spite of this, I think Jack is good in the role.

He makes Jan Lewan into a likable character. Or likable enough at least, considering that he's defrauding his investors of their money.

Being a Polish-born immigrant, all Jan wants is to achieve the American dream and give his family everything they deserve.

He allows people to invest in his company even though legally he lacks the proper government paperwork to do so. Very early on, the government puts a stop to this and Jan give them his word that he'll stop.

Naturally, of course, he doesn't and he created another company to continue taking investments from people.

Investments that actually pay off for the people giving Jan their money. I'll point out the obvious first, I'm not certain about the timeline, but I'm fairly certain that the film's events track almost 2 decades of Jan's life.

You wouldn't have noticed that due to the fact that none of the actors actually age one day. They don't even attempt to make the actors look a little older.

Maybe they didn't have the budget to apply make-up to make the actors look like they're aging, but it's still weird to see the same m. And that can be blamed entirely on the movie and their refusal to show any real progress in these characters' ages.

The film is surprisingly short for something that's meant to cover close to 2 decades of Jan's life. Because of that, the story progression feels a little stilted.

They give you the bullet points of Jan's life without really elaborating on them whatsoever. This happened, then that happened, then the government got involved and told Jan to stop, then Jan kept on taken investments, Jan took his investors to see the pope, his empire kept growing, then he bribed a beauty pageant so his wife would win, blah blah blah.

Like they had a list that they had to check off in order to feel like they told Jan's story properly, but they never really truly explore Jan as a character past him just doing so to improve his and his family's standing in life.

You don't even know why Jan decided to do this. His motivations are never explore past he just wants a better life for his own and his fellow band mates.

Just felt like they could have done much more with this character and his unique perspective than what they ended up doing. That's why I feel the movie ends up being repetitive, because they always go back to scenes of people investing further money in his 'enterprise'.

This is probably meant to show how much of a deeper hole he's digging himself into, but it doesn't feel satisfying whatsoever. I saw it once and the film repeating this scene where the money is a little higher each time doesn't provide any real additional details that I wouldn't have figured out on my own.

Another issue is the film's tonal shifts. The tone is kept relatively light throughout, but there's some moments where it just feels unnecessarily serious because that's where they feel they have to go next.

And I get that, but it could have been handled more adeptly than it was. Characterization leaves a lot to be desired. You don't really get to know much about any of the characters.

The film's best bits involve Marla, Jan's wife. Then again, I love Jenny Slate, so I may be biased. But, honestly, the stuff with Marla wanting to enter the pageant to prove that she's just more than Mrs.

Jan Lewan was easily the most enjoyable parts of the film. And they could have explored an interesting dynamic in that maybe Jan felt that his wife was not beautiful enough to win the pageant without a little help.

But they don't actually explore that dynamic in the slightest. Once the bribery is revealed, the next major scene involves all of Jan's investors pulling their money out, since they don't want to be associated with a scandal.

No follow-up and it's just incredibly disappointing. Just like the entire movie ends up being disappointing.

They were merely concerned with telling you the facts about Jan Lewan's life and his crimes and that's it. They don't bother to go into any real, actual detail.

And, if that was the point of it all, then why even bother? Click to watch it on Netflix. I was able to bring with me my family and friends as audience extras on that incredible sunny summer day.

When we arrived at the place I heard myself singing outside only to realize that it was actually Jack Black filming a picnic scene.

Now enjoy the exciting moments with Jack Black and my friends and family from the day in pictures. After that we went indoors for the shooting of the ballroom scene with hundreds of people as audience extras.

The picture on the screen suddenly became fuzzy as tears filled my eyes when Jack Black walked on the stage wearing my costume full of Swarovski rhinestones.

By surprise of many when I walked on the stage I received a standing ovation. This really made me feel part of the movie.

Can you image how proud I was that my family and friends witnessed that moment. In the audience extras were my friends and family including my lifetime friend and cameraman John Koterba whose work in filming me over the years was a tremendous help in making the movie possible.

In tribute to John, his character in the movie is played by Director Wallace Wolodarsky.

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