Jimmy P

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6.11 h 57 min2014X-Ray13+
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).
Directors
Arnaud Desplechin
Starring
Benicio Del ToroMathieu AmalricGina Mckee
Genres
Drama
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Producers
Pascal CaucheteuxMolly ConnersBen LimbergPatrick Milling SmithJennifer RothKamen VelkovskyChristopher Woodrow
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IFC Films
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107 global ratings

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ScrappyReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Another fine, thoughtfelt performance by Del Toro!
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If you're looking for an action packed, fast paced drama don't look here.
Conversely, if you're looking for a slower but interesting story of personal self discovery where sometimes the physician is healed by the patient as much as visa versa with heartfelt emotions, then this is for you.

Del Toro never disappoints me even if the movie may occasionally be less than. He picks the right characters for his style and ability which is substantial.
JulietteReviewed in the United States on March 20, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
A GREAT HUMANITARIAN MOVIE
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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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HollyReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic Movie
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I loved this movie! Visually, it was beautiful. The scenes of Jimmy's home were filmed in Montana. The director used a wide angle lens on those scenes so you get a feeling of peacefullness and openness. It is a calm movie. When Jimmy takes the train to the clinic in Topeka, you fear the usual military hospital horrors, but at this government hospital, the doctors are portrayed as educated, compassionate and patient (no pun intended). When the doctors cannot find a medical explanation for Jimmy's complaints, they bring in Devereaux, a Romanian Jew by birth, but who holds himself out as French, and Christian. He is an anthropologist by training, and a psychoanalyst in practice. The movie revolves around the interpretation of Jimmy's dreams and his ultimate "cure." It is based on true events and Devereaux's papers about Jimmy P. It is a great film. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
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kei.Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
What We Do In the Name of Patriotism...
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If I bought this, then I need to watch it again as it covered more than one man's ordeal with mental health, or war PTSD. His ethnicity, the lack of knowledge as far as Medical and Psychological science at the time this all occurred. It has pretty much going on. I thought the story, direction and acting were good as the movie deals with things we don't usually think of or talk about when we just send everyone off to fight for usually reasobs that have nothibg to do with wgat the Media wants us to believe - abd the post war effects on many peoples lives should be addressed with a bit more priority...
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ampm247Reviewed in the United States on March 26, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
started out pretty good
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but then... as we watched it it just felt like they really didnt know what the story was about. not enough anyway.. it just seemed to be not really about anything much other than more racism, which im pretty tired of.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on May 31, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not recommended unless you like dream sequences
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Good story but super slow burn.
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Lynda R. PykeReviewed in the United States on January 20, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Slow but thoughtful
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An interesting look of a Plains native American. Done well, but subtlety, by Benicio Del Toro. Worth watching for the good cast. Very slow, but intentionally so.
B. JordanReviewed in the United States on April 3, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Unexpected
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I didn't know what to expect when I ordered this but it was very good. It wasn't fast paced but if you can handle a slow movie you'll like it.
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