The Jacket

Year Released:2005
Main Stars: Adrien Brody, Keira KnightleyJennifer Jason Leigh, Kris Kristofferson, Daniel Craig
Review Date: July 2016
Last watched: June 2016
Number Watches: 2
Format Watched: DVD

A horror of sorts but also a scifi of sorts. Not horrific and not massively scifi but still interesting in a car crash kind of way. Both Keira and Andrien are excellent and fire real emotional frailties all over the shop. The concept is a little difficult to get to grips with to start with but as an idea, it’s arguably unique and not likely to be copied.

A little short on locations and sets, the production nonetheless fulfils all it needs to and there’s a greyness pervading nice and coldly-like through what is a very nearly, but not quite, completely bleak setting.

I started off not caring and ended up happy so thumbs up to the film-making peeps. Probably one of those that is underrated and even ‘under the radar’ (horrible, overused expression but annoyingly fits!)

…and there’s James Bond. What a nice thing if they’d had him thinking he was a spy in this before-bond part. Not a big roll but fun to see.
DVD Extras: Making of and alternative endings. I get the feeling there would not have been much gagging around on the set so no out takes but still nice insight into the on set feelings.

Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Keep DVD?
No although it’s a very close call.
Watch if on TV?
Yes. Strange, haunting thing that it is.
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog. Not creepy enough to Marry but quite close to being a very good classic cult.


About Simon Trail

I'm just another film watcher with an opinion.
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