"Jimmy P" is a slow moving movie. The sound quality could have been better. The foreign accent of the European psychologist was hard to grasp. Ending left me hanging. I gave this movie 2 1/2 stars out of 5. The main character was sort of bland.
Michelle Thrush was also in this movie. She played Jimmy P's sister. I have seen this movie twice and it was a great independent movie. Plus Jennifer Podemski was also in the movie. The actors did an excellent job with their roles.
I found it slow yet stayed with it. BdToro is gifted.
Tour-de-force film dealing with PTSD well before the term was coined and understood.
Del Toro and Amalric are masterful, and the screenplay is superb.
The film is based upon a true story, and will appeal to the thinking man. Personally....as an American I am embarrassed that such a film has been ignored while winning high praise from the French.
IFC continues to please while the big Hollywood studios continue to produce soulless dreck to this self absorbed Nation of idiots.
two very good actors and a very interesting and well done true story.
Some people would wonder why a film like this should be made at all. And I personally think perhaps it should be done as a documentary, which it is not. As a two-person film, it is fairly uneventful. But people who don't mind a slow drama with a PTS touch may still find something in it.
I absolutely loved this film! very well done! Superb story and acting! Great cultural, psychological, and anthropoligical prospectives. I highly recommend it!
Not a great film. It ends awkwardly, the sub-plot is pointless and some of it didn't quite make sense in retrospect. Del Toro is fantastic in a quiet role. The late Misty Upham has a small role and is good, but its a very small part. However the DVD has an interview with Upham that is very touching and sad after her recent passing. And she is correct, there has never been (as far as I know) and should be a romantic film about two people who happen to be Native Americans in the modern world.
This was a great film for watching too great actors Mathieu Amalric and Benicio Del Toro conversing as psychiatrist and patient as they try to find the source of Del Toro’s psychic pain. The story of Del Toro’s life is interesting, but the real delight of the film is to watch the two actors play way outside their previous roles. This is the first film I’ve seen Amalric speaking English and the only film I have seen Del Toro speaking with a Native American dialect. I suspect these two actors took these roles because they seemed to be challenging.
Compelling true story. Beautifully filmed, direction slow but steady. Yet curiously flat, feels unfinished. Seems too easy although it is true that acknowledging and releasing emotions such as repressed anger can cause symptoms (in his case, migraines) to disappear.
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