Jimmy P. Reviews
July 8, 2014
Slightly mentally non-decolonized.
Good Film! A worthwhile film but a little odd insofar as it under emphasizes the ethnocultural forces in the characters in favor of a "special friendship" (in a universalized way) despite the fact that it is the decultured nature of American psychiatry which was at the root of doctors' inability to help Jimmy in the first place. Also couldn't stand the way a couple of actors who think that acting means being as anxious and/or intense as possible in every scene. Jimmy P is enlightening about the psychic damage that happens when cultural and ethnic peoples are punished for who they are and made to ape other cultures to become accepted.
A Native American Veteran suffering from a series of psychological issues develops a deeply powerful friendship with his progressive French psychoanalyst as they discover and attempt to understand the source of his illness.
February 14, 2014
A fascinating cross-cultural experiment that eventually runs itself into the ground.
August 24, 2014
Biografico. Da una storia vera.
March 2, 2014
It's a fascinating true-life story that would seem more than capable of making the direct translation to film, but unfortunately Arnauld Desplechin doesn't quite grab the bull by the horns. While the film certainly works as an authentic period piece, and Mathieu Amalric and Benicio Del Toro capably handle their respective roles as doctor and patient, it's just the film's narrative is meandering and messy, and ultimately doesn't add up too much. Those dying to see a half-way decent art house release amidst the current movie dry season could do a lot worse than this, but I figure most other people would be better off just saving their money.
February 15, 2014
Confusing, ponderous, a waste of time.
February 15, 2014
We enjoyed the ability of a director to have intimacy in a movie. And no noise...