Jimmy and Judy
Movie Stats & Links
||Edward Furlong, Rachael Bella,
Anchor Bay Entertainment
||For God's sake
keep them away from the TV when you're watching it.
||Only if she likes
||Lots of boobs!
||A few people die
and get the crap beaten out of them.
||There's a chuckle
||When Jimmy gets
some morality, even if it does result in a murder.
||Randall K. Rubin,
Cool Things About the DVD
||With the budget of
the movie there really aren't many special features, just
the standard deleted and extended scene stuff, trailer
stuff, and commentary.
Let me start this review by saying I was able to sink
back and become okay with most of the premise of "Jimmy and
Judy," even when if ventured into a lot of weirdness, but
the ending was the deal-breaker for me. I suppose I should
get to the story first.
Jimmy and Judy
A Movie/DVD Review
"Jimmy and Judy" gives us Edward Furlong as Jimmy and
Rachael Bella as Judy. Jimmy likes to document his life on
videotape, thus giving us a movie, for the most part, from
Jimmyís video cameraís point of view, and Jimmy is one
messed up dude. He likes to shock people at his parentís
anniversary party by walking around naked, catches his
parents in their bedroom with mom donning a strap-on, and is
obsessed with Judy. Judy is a high school outcast at first
keeping her distance from Jimmy, but then, as would be the
case, Judy becomes fascinated with Jimmy, they become a
couple, she likes flashing Jimmyís video camera (and I liked
the fact that she liked flashing the camera), but then
becomes entangled in the bizarre web of life that Jimmy is
creating for them.
The bizarre web of life begins when Jimmy gets arrested
for beating up a car, and swinging a bat at the police
officers doesnít help any, but then, on a ride, a murder
ensues and now Jimmy and Judy are on the run, seeking
shelter in a commune run by Uncle Rodney (William Sadler).
They think they are safe, but some of Jimmyís other previous
actions donít sit too well with the good Uncle and all hell
Our duo of troubled youths plans one last escape ending
with Judy completely losing her mind, and what was actually
shaping up to be a thrill ride of murder, mayhem, and young
love, turned, at least for me, as a silly ending, complete
with going for a totally artsy closing shot.
If you donít like people getting killed, troubled youths,
or boobs, you should really stay away from watching "Jimmy
and Judy," but if you like those kinds of things in a movie,
go ahead and catch the flick. Sure, you can go ahead and
e-mail me how I donít understand filmmaking and that the
ending shot was both moving and sad, but for me, I didnít
like it. I was able to get past the shaky camera movements
from Jimmyís perspective, probably because I saw the movie
at home rather than at the movie theater, and I will give
the film folks credit for being creative in that way because
if the movie was shot from a normal movie perspective I
think it actually would have been pretty boring.
"Jimmy and Judy" at times seems to try too hard to be
edgy, in that "Pulp Fiction"/"Natural Born Killers" kind of
way, but for a twisted look at some fucked up individuals
you could do worse. Itís 2 Ĺ stars out of 5.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!