Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Jacob Have I Loved

3.1 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews


Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial

Product Details

  • Format: VHS, Color
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001HCKWV2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #543,267 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Sixteen-year-old Louise Bradshaw dreams of the time when she can leave her isolated Cheasapeake Bay fishing community and escape the shadow of her beautiful, confident and talented twin sister, Caroline. It takes a special friendship and the birth of a new set of twins on the island to help Louise move beyond jealousy and frustration to discover her own talents and goals.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: VHS Tape
This is a story about a girl in an isolated community trying to find her identity in the shadow of her beautiful and much-loved sister. It was a good thing that I had read the book first because the movie looses much of the story, including the problems with the relationships between Sara Louise, the captain, and her sister. The movie, as usual, changes quite a few important parts of the story, making it a superficial production. My recommendation - read the book first then get the movie from the local library, don't spend money renting it.
Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: VHS Tape
This is the story of a young woman who lives on a secluded island (Bridget Fonda.) She has a selfish sister who she is insanely jealous of due to her beauty and stardom in the village they live in. Bridget meets an old man who was at one time "banished" from the village due to an accident that was not his fault. She learns the lessons of life, love, friendship and tradgedy through this man. A great movie for pre-teens and above
Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
This dvd was nothing like the novel, characters were combine and the story was told out of sequence. It was purchased as a teaching tool to accompany the novel in a special needs class, I was unable to use it for this purpose.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I haven't read the book on which this is based, but I would hope that it is more substantial than this adaptation would suggest. It was made for television, so I can live with the cheap-looking sets and photography, but the acting was pretty iffy, even for TV. Most detrimental to the film is its length. 55 minutes wasn't enough to develop characters and relationships, much less over the span of a year, as the story does. Despite its cheap, rushed nature, it does have some nice cinematography and a decent score. It also takes place in my native Maryland. It's not something I would advocate buying on DVD (especially if you've never read the book), but it wouldn't hurt to watch if they decided to run it on TV again. As for the DVD, the picture and sound quality is perfectly fine for a semi-obscure TV production from the 80's. There isn't any special feature except for cast bios and selected filmographies. Bottom line, if you liked the book you'll probably want to check this out, but by no means is this essential to anyone's collection.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on October 4, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
The first time I saw this film I didn't realize that it had such a deep and yet simple point to get across to its audience. In fact I didn't understand what it was trying to say at all, but the filming local and characters were so interesting I had to watch it again. In this second viewing and beyond this beautiful story came more and more into focus and I found myself loving it. Though for other viewers it may not take as long to get the point I can say that once you do, it is a fantastic story you'll love forever! I saw this movie in my freshman year of highschool and now in college I watch it still. This is simply a great film for curling up on the couch and soothing your soul for a while...A young girl consumed with jealousy learns an important lesson from an old man who has had to come to terms with it himself years before. It isn't so hard to fall into the striking world of the island for a little less than an hour of your time...you'll see. 56 minutes.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: VHS Tape
I never read the children's classic, but it is set in my home state, on Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay (but the movie was filmed on the mainland, near Crisfield). The biggest problem was that the film is only 50 minutes long, limiting its potential to tell a full, deep story. Instead, the movie starts story lines, then drops them after 10 minutes. Also the music is almost entirely synthesized, it's OK. The scenery is very pretty. If your kids won't read the book, then OK, put this on. But try to push the book because it will provide a fuller story of sibling rivalry with more impact. Also, look for ER's irascible Dr. Carrie Weaver (Laura Innes) in a small role as the pregnant preacher's wife.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on March 31, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
Katherine Paterson's book Jacob Have I Loved is touching and well-written. The movie is awful -- it changes the plot and the relationships between the characters, and misses all the subtleties of the rivalry between the sisters. Spend your time reading the book and skip this execrable movie.
Comment 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: VHS Tape
When I finished watching this movie I was completely lost. Plots that go nowhere, cuts in and out of scenes that leave you guessing where you are, terrible synthesized music, and the list goes on. This film would be great for budding producers to watch and learn what not to do in a film. I only wish it was possible to add negative stars!
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Forums


Look for Similar Items by Category