The Jacket unravels at the seams

10 Nov

The Jacket is a film that mixes elements of horror and science-fiction into a psychological thriller that leaves audiences wondering what to make of it. I like this film, although parts of it remind me of the movie, The Butterfly Effect.

Jack Starks (Adrien Brody) is a Gulf War veteran suffering from periodic amnesia that is accused of murder and sentenced to an insane asylum where he is subject to strange experiments involving a jacket that somehow allows him to travel into the future to visit a girl (Keira Knightley) from his past whose future is uncertain.

Brody has a tendency from time to time to take roles that most for Academy Award winner actors would run from. Throughout his career he has embraced offbeat parts that seem better suited for lesser known actors, but his flair for the eccentric is what makes him one of the most interesting artists working in Hollywood. Unfortunately, The Jacket unravels at the seams.


Chuck’s Grade: B-

Adam’s Grade: C

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