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Jimmy P. (2014)

Jimmy P.

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

February 14, 2014 (Limited)

Duration

114 min.

Studio

IFC Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Arnaud Desplechin

Producer

Pascal Caucheteux, Jennifer Roth

Screenwriter

Arnaud Desplechin, Kent Jones, Julie Peyr

Starring

  • Benicio Del Toro as Jimmy Picard
  • Mathieu Amalric
  • Elya Baskin
  • Gina McKee
  • Ricky Wayne
  • Misty Upham
  • Michelle Thrush

Story


In "one of the most unexpected and inspiring movie pairings in recent memory (The Village Voice)," Jimmy P stars Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro and Mathieu Amalric in a true story about two very different men who build a unique and powerful bond through psychotherapy. A WWII vet plagued by excruciating headaches, dizzy spells, hearing loss and bizarre dreams, Jimmy Picard (Del Toro), a Native American Blackfoot, is labeled schizophrenic by a military hospital confused by his condition. Enter French anthropologist and Native American researcher Georges Devereux (Amalric), called in by the hospital to make sense of their baffling patient. Through increasingly vivid conversation, Picard and Devereux develop a compelling friendship as they embark on an exploration of Jimmy's memories and dreams, an experiment they conduct like a couple of detectives in this intelligent and extraordinarily moving film from Arnaud Desplechin (A Christmas Tale, Kings and Queen).

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Benicio Del Toro stars as Jimmy Picard in IFC Films' Jimmy P. (2014)
Mathieu Amalric stars as Georges Devereux and Gina McKee stars as Madeleine in IFC Films' Jimmy P. (2014)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a picture that meanders and focuses far too heavily on its subtitle, rather than on its two lead characters, who are presented with promise but are ultimately left underdeveloped..”
by Kevin Jagernauth [The Playlist]
“..the film progresses slowly but steadily toward its ultimately satisfying conclusion..”
by T'Cha Dunlevy [Montreal Gazette]