The Jacket

The Jacket

By John Maybury

  • Genre: John Maybury
  • Release Date: 2005-03-04
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Director: John Maybury
  • Production Company: Warner Independent Pictures (WIP)
  • iTunes Price: GBP 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
6.9/10
6.9
From 946 Ratings

Description

Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody ("King Kong," "The Pianist") stars as Jack Starks, a veteran of the first Gulf War who, once home, finds himself in an asylum with no memory of the crime he allegedly committed that put him there. The experimental treatment he is forced to undergo to regain his memory takes him instead on strange, fragmented journeys into his past and, incredibly, his future. And it is in his own future that he finally finds some solace from the asylum, when he meets and falls in love with Jackie, a young woman who seems to have a special connection to his past. With the help of a trusting female doctor who believes Starks is innocent, and Jackie's love, Starks struggles to piece together the mysteries of his shattered past in a desperate attempt to save all of their futures.

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  • Decent sci-fi drama love story.

    4
    By Menogoodonguitar
    Seems to be one of those films that just slips everyones radar. Takes a bit to get going but once jack meets Keira knightly's character then it really gets going, the preview kind of tells you what it's about but the film is better than the preview makes it look.
  • The Jacket

    4
    By asretfge
    Watched this on a whim and am very thankful I did. Complex, but not too complex plot. Excellent cast and although it may be unfashionable, this is a movie about personal redemptions past and future. As the other reviewer says, I don't know how this one sneaked under my radar, but I'm glad it did.

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