The Jacket

The Jacket
Directed: John Maybury
Starring: Adrian Brody, Keira Knightley

A man suffers from amnesia while accused of murdering a police officer. While locked in a mental institution, his mind takes him to the future where he finds out he is going to die if he doesn’t do something to stop it. WAT!

The movie makes more sense than the description. It is at least easier to understand, but still a very crazy movie. There is no real explanation about why he goes through time to the future, but it happens. The movie takes place in 1991 and 2007. When Adrian Brody is in the future, he finds out that he dies while in the mental institution and he tries to figure out how it happens. He doesn’t seem to want to stop it from happening, but just find out why.

Keira Knightley is also in the movie wearing tons and tons of eye makeup. Maybe she was preparing for her role in Domino. She is someone that Adrian’s character meets in 1991 and then falls for in 2007. It seems the more he knows about her, the more he wants to spend his time saving her life instead of his own. It is a nice thought, and I guess romantic notion, but the rest of the movie it just bizarre.

The doctor that administers the weird ass treatment doesn’t say how he came up with it and why he doesn’t perform it with all the patients. Jennifer Jason Leigh plays another doctor who seems to randomly be there and have a random story line that doesn’t tie together with everything else. There is also not a lot of time spent with why Adrian lost his memory that led him to the mental institution for a crime he didn’t commit.

It seems there are a lot of plot devices put into place with no explanation just to get to that little romantic story in the middle. It wasn’t a horrible movie, but it was very odd.

Grade: C+

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