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Jimmy and Judy
Movie Stats & Links

Starring: Edward Furlong, Rachael Bella, William Sadler
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Kiddie Movie: For God's sake keep them away from the TV when you're watching it.
Date Movie: Only if she likes twisted teens.
Gratuitous Sex: Lots of boobs!
Gratuitous Violence: A few people die and get the crap beaten out of them.
Action: Not really.
Laughs: There's a chuckle or two.
Memorable Scene: When Jimmy gets some morality, even if it does result in a murder.
Memorable Quote: None.
Directed By: Randall K. Rubin, Jon Schroder

Cool Things About the DVD

Anything Else! 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.

Jimmy and Judy
A Movie/DVD Review

 

DVD Rated - R

It's 1:40 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
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" 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 breaks loose.

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!! L8R!!!

 

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