Friday, March 16, 2012

The Jacket

2005 Psychological Thriller Film

Director: John Maybury

Writer: Massy Tadjedin

Cinematography: Peter Deming

Running time: 103 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: When you die, all you want to do is come back.

Adrien Brody as Jack Starks
Keira Knightley as Jackie Price
Kris Kristofferson as Dr. Thomas Becker
Jennifer Jason Leigh as Dr. Beth Lorenson
Kelly Lynch as Jean Price
Brad Renfro as The Stranger
Daniel Craig as Rudy Mackenzie
Steven Mackintosh as Dr. Hopkins
Brendan Coyle as Damon
Mackenzie Phillips as Nurse Hardling
Laura Marano as Young Jackie
Jason Lewis as Officer Harrison

A Gulf war veteran is wrongly sent to a mental institution for insane criminals, where he becomes the object of a Doctor's experiments, and his life is completely affected by them.

Awards: None

The Jacket is based on the story "The Star Rover" by Jack London which in turn was based on his interviews with Ed Morrell, who whilst in prison at San Quentin was tortured, often with a very tight straitjacket which constricted his chest, breathing and blood flow. In order to cope with this he quickly learned self-hypnosis similar to what Jack Starks goes through. 



3 stars out of 5 stars

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