Jimmy and Judy

Jimmy and Judy

On DVD: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Running Time: 
100 minutes

Jimmy captures the world on a video camera, the things that he finds important to document and trust me it is not any of that plastic bag floating around shit either. No it is some fucked up shit; but let’s face it Jimmy is fucked up. Then there is Judy. She was quiet and picked on often. Jimmy has been in love with her for as long as he can remembers and makes sure all those that pick on Judy pay. What is a girl to do but fall in love with him.

From here the story of course takes an odd turn as you have Jimmy who has anger problems and Judy who has dependency issues. Jimmy is in and out of jail, Judy is trying her hardest to stay sane when he is not around; but as fate would have it due to an accident followed by bad choices the two are on the run. Love is tough, especially if you are young.

I liked a lot about this movie and at the same time didn’t like a lot about this movie. The out there messed up story reminded me of movies I used to watch like Doom Generation and by capturing the story through their video camera you are given this surreal kind of feeling. Edward Furlong is actually pretty good in the movie; but come on playing a messed up angry guy isn’t that much of a stretch for him. Be prepared to see some things that you just might not want to (at least that was the case for me) like a quick glimpse of Edward’s penis and of course the footage of Jimmy’s Dad dressed up like a female hooker and his mom preparing to bang him with a dildo. See told you fucked up. But for all the good simplistic things that Jimmy and Judy capture it was missing something and that would be originality. We have all seen this star-crossed lover kind of thing before and yes we have even seen it up-dated. The ending will come as no surprise; but I guess it is the journey there that will give you something to talk about. This is certainly a movie meant for the 23 and up crowd. Sorry I just don’t see that whole emo generation really getting this story; but for the others you will probably at least be reminded of another movie that you watched when you were younger and want to go out and buy. For me I have Lost Highway and Doom Generation being shipped out as we speak.

Review by Pandora
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