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Jimmy P 2014 UNRATED CC

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Watch Now While It's in Theaters. Benicio Del Toro is a shell-shocked WWII vet undergoing a transformative treatment in this stunning true story. Co-stars Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly).

Starring:
Benicio Del Toro, Michelle Thrush
Runtime:
1 hour, 58 minutes

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Genres Drama
Director Arnaud Desplechin
Starring Benicio Del Toro, Michelle Thrush
Supporting actors Gary Farmer, Larry Pine, Lise Lacasse, Linda Boston, Joseph Cross, Barton Bund, Loren Bass, Elya Baskin, Dennis North, David Lawrence Regal, Hugh Maguire, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Bridgewater, Danny Mooney, Taras Los, A Martinez, Jim Ochs, Jennifer Podemski
Studio IFC Films
MPAA rating Unrated
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By D. Holmes on February 22, 2014
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Returning home to the northwestern United States after serving in France during the Second World War, James Picard, a quiet Native American man, is plagued and debilitated by piercing headaches and episodes of temporary blindness. The doctors he turns to for help at a medical center for veterans cannot uncover a physical reason for his condition. They declare he may simply be mad, but also fear their limited knowledge of Indian culture and lifestyle may be stunting their diagnostic investigation. In response, they consult an outsider: Georges, a Romanian born French anthropologist with a vast knowledge of Native Americans who lived for two years with the Mohave tribe.

Georges' treatment of James, which resulted in the influential text Reality and Dream: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, is the subject of this film, and several long scenes are devoted to earnest and nuanced conversations shared by the pair as they analyze James' vivid dreams and revisit his troubled past, from his most painful romantic failure to his wartime experience. Reviews, positive or negative, have described this film as "deliberate" and "sober," and the description rings true. It has zero interest in sensationalizing the doctor/patient relationship or otherwise rendering it romantic. There is no third-act moment in which a specific detail of James' psyche comes to the fore to resolve every problem. It is instead interested in the painful step-by-step nature of psychiatric treatment as a relationship of trust is slowly forged and put to the test.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sheryl Fechter on July 17, 2014
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This is the true story of Jimmy Picard (Benicio Del Toro), a Blackfoot Native American Indian who returns home from WWII in 1948. While living with his sister and her husband in Montana, Jimmy is simply trying to make it through each day while he finds himself suffering from a host of psychosomatic issues. Primarily, debilitating and horrendously painful headaches which are rendering his days nonproductive. It is decided that he should be checked into Winter General Hospital in Topeka, KS, for care and treatment, although they cannot get to the root of his problems beyond them being psychological in their origin. Dr. Karl Menninger apprehensively contacts Georges Devereux (Mathieu Amalric, whose acting I was so impressed with), a Romanian-born, French anthropologist who has spent some time, 2 years, with the Mojave Indians, and feels he could greatly help Jimmy. He travels by train from Brooklyn, New York, to arrive at the hospital as his knowledge of the Indian culture, ways, and beliefs are vast. Georges' temperament is exuberant in his energy and personality, especially upon receiving the call that he is necessary for Jimmy's treatment and anything he may be able to offer him. Jimmy has certain core beliefs that he doesn't seem to embrace any longer which Georges is mainly interested in, feels he can best relate to, and offer his astute aid.

Jimmy and Georges' talking therapy sessions take on a life of their own as the two men begin an easy rapport. Mainly concentrating on the interpretation of dreams and how the past affects the present. The sequences of talks, openly sharing the happenings of Jimmy's past that come through nightmares or bizarre dreams, blaze a trail for Georges to ask questions at first.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Theresa Mason on March 15, 2014
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Beautiful performances, fascinating historical topic, subtle explorations of parallels, not obvious as so many U.S. made films. Highly recommended for people who have an interest in cross cultural communication and shared humanity. The ethno-shrink is a real historical figure and the actor plays him superbly. It can seem a bit from another century--which it is.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Juliette on March 20, 2014
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If you have a heart & any amount of compassion you will love this movie. It is a very heartwarming & sensitive true story of a man named James Picard (Benicio Del Toro)-A/K/A- "Jimmy P"(a Black Foot Indian) who suffers much pain & anguish after returning from the war. No one seems to know what is wrong with him & so he goes from doctor to doctor to hospital & finally he is referred to Winter Hospital in Topeka Kansas. There he is treated by an Anthropologist (Mathieu Amalric)who has lived with & written a book about Indians...their customs & beliefs. After many sessions together & unlimited patience, understanding & compassion the Anthropologist finally gets Jimmy P to trust him & in doing so gets Jimmy to divulge all the hidden secrets that have been haunting him throughout his life. They become good friends & in the end, although they go their separate ways, the bond between them will last forever. Jimmy P is now ready to face life & to take on responsibility. The acting was superb & the story was very well put together. Benicio Del Toro was phenomenal as Jimmy P (definitely an Oscar worthy performance) & Mathieu Amalric was magnificent as the Anthropologist.

I truly enjoyed the movie & I'm looking forward to ordering the DVD when it is released. In my opinion it is definitely a 5 star movie.
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