Jump Tomorrow (2001)



Critic Consensus: The light-hearted romantic comedy Jump Tomorrow charms with its whimsy and sweetness.

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A lovelorn matchmaker tries to set up two people about to be married -- but not to each other -- in this independent romantic comedy. George (Tunde Adebimpe) is a Nigerian expatriate living in upstate New York, where he has pledged to marry a woman in a marriage arranged for him in childhood, though he's not especially enthusiastic about the idea. George goes to Buffalo to pick up his fiancée as she arrives in America, only to discover she's already moved on to Niagara Falls, where the wedding will be held in three days. On his way back home, an annoyed and downcast George meets Gerard (Hippolyte Girardot), a man from France who is wallowing in sorrow after being dumped by his girlfriend, and Alicia (Natalia Verbeke), a light-hearted Latin-American woman who is due to marry her fiancé Nathan (James Wilby) in less than a week. Alicia finds George amusing but thinks he needs to loosen up a bit, so she invites him to a party; George brings Gerard along, feeling he needs some cheering up, and Gerard notices an obvious attraction between Alicia and George. Gerard fancies himself an authority on matters of the heart, and is certain George and Alicia would rather be with each other than with the people they're engaged to marry, so joining George, Alicia, and Nathan for a trip to visit Alicia's parents en route to Niagara Falls, he hatches a plan to break Alicia and Nathan apart -- and bring Alicia and George together. Jump Tomorrow was shown in competition at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.
PG (for thematic material, mild sensuality and language)
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Tunde Adepimbe
as George Abiola
James Wilby
as Nathan
Patricia Mauceri
as Consuelo
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
as George's Uncle
Kaili Vernoff
as Heather Leather
Gene Ruffini
as Old Man
Amy Sedaris
as Other Student in Class
Deen Badarou
as Priest
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Critic Reviews for Jump Tomorrow

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (20)

Sweet-natured and goofy and funny in all the right places.

September 27, 2001
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

If Jump Tomorrow is any barometer, [Hopkins] should have a bright future.

September 13, 2001
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

A sweet little oddity that ultimately leaves you -- and George -- with a smile.

Full Review… | August 31, 2001
Miami Herald
Top Critic

A delightfully deadpan comedy about the liberating power of love.

August 10, 2001
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

It cheerfully if often recklessly leaps across barriers of race, culture, custom and habit to assure viewers that love, after all, conquers all.

August 9, 2001
Detroit News
Top Critic

Doesn't so much charm as insinuate; like its female protagonist, it's under your skin before you know it.

Full Review… | August 3, 2001
Detroit Free Press
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Audience Reviews for Jump Tomorrow

What a sweet movie! It moves slowly, and in one sense it's predictable, but it's so simplistic that the smallest jokes earn the biggest laughs. A joy to watch, on one hand it feels like unorthodox film-making, and on the other it seems like the only difference between a major studio release and its relative obscurity was the financial backing... I could easily see Eugene Levy and Bill Murray doing this movie 10-20 years ago, but it might just be for the best that it is what it is. Great early work from Joel Hopkins (Last Chance Harvey), who I hope has hit his stride and will be rewarded with more work in the future. Seriously, watch this film, you'll love it without being able to explain it, it's great!

Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry

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I ordered Jump Tomorrow through Netflix based solely on a whim. Upon receiving it, I sat down and watched it straight through without doing anything distracting. I absolutely loved this movie and wish to purchase it ASAP. I watched it about six months ago so my memory may be hazy. Tunde Adebimpe is currently one of my favorite people in the world right now. I love every scene of Jump Tomorrow that he's in, I love TV on the Radio, and I recently saw Rachel Getting Married, which gave him a supporting role that he totally owned. His character in Jump Tomorrow ("Jorge") is hysterical and heartbreaking at all the right moments. His seriousness in the role provides the leverage by which all other characters can be extremes of their own personalities. The entire story sounds completely ridiculous, but it flows in such a way that it makes you forget the silliness of the plot. The characters are somewhat fantastical, but very real and down to earth. The situations the characters find themselves in are also extraordinary, but extremely entertaining and brilliantly crafted. My favorite moments of the film are the telenovela scenes with the dramatic head turns and exaggerated line deliveries. This movie deserves to be watched more than once and sadly, I have yet to give it that honor. Definitely one of my favorite films of the decade.

Ryan Pearce
Ryan Pearce

We got to watch this is French class! It's funny and fairly clean! The humor borders on the Napolean Dynamite type, but there's something charming about it. I love Gerald<3 I wish I could find this movie again...

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