This is deliberately on the lighter side of statistics.

Occasionally, a statistician(s) will ask about or mention whether there are any statistician(s) or statistics in movies or tv. . Moneyball is a good example with a statistician-type in a starring role. There are mentions of statisticians, and statistics, in movies, including documentaries and tv - these tend to be rare.

I recently watched a movie (released June 2022) which has dialogue that includes words and phrases such as "sample size" and "probability" and "binomial distribution". So as not to advertise the movie service, and a** Caveat Emptor** that some reviewers gave scathing reviews. One can find the movie by googling on "Jerry and Marge go large".

Excerpting one movie review from rotten tomatoes "instead of investing in its tremendously talented stars and outlandish fact-based story, *Jerry & Marge Go Large* gambles on a pile of clichés" . I was not entirely sure what cliches they meant, presumably not mention of a binomial distribution.

The movie has dialogue with the above mentioned and other statistics based phrases. . The movie is based on a true story, of a retired "math wizard" (he had a math degree - Hollywood, perhaps accurately did not call him a statistician) who discovered a flaw in the Massachusetts lottery . He and his wife managed to legally win over $25 Million by exploiting the flaw.

One should be able to find that movie on a streaming service by a google search. And the google search should turn up articles with interviews of the couple and the details of the flaw in the lottery - in the Huffington Post 2018.

- A minor point. I didn't recognize any names in the credits as to who gave the math / statistics technical support. Somebody clearly knew statistics and had a statistics textbook to parts of the dialogue . I thought the movie was at least amusing.

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Chris Barker, Ph.D.

2022 Statistical Consulting Section

Chair-elect

Consultant and

Adjunct Associate Professor of Biostatistics

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"In composition you have all the time you want to decide what to say in 15 seconds, in improvisation you have 15 seconds."

-Steve Lacy

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