The Jacket Movie Review Summary

Actors: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Jack Starks (Brody) is a US soldier in Iraq circa 1991 where is shot in the head by a young Iraqi boy. Starks lives, with some brain damage, and is shipped home to Vermont. One day he stops to help a girl and her drunken mother. Their truck won't start but Starks fixes it and they move along. Shortly after Starks is picked up by a driver and given a ride, but the driver is soon pulled over by the local police. The driver inexplicably kills the officer and runs off. Starks, amnesiac that he is, is blamed.
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Deemed criminally insane Starks is shipped off to a mental hospital/prison wehere Dr. Becker (Kristofferson) performs illegal mental therapy on him. Starks is placed in a straightjacket and left in a morgue's cadaver chamber. There Starks slips in and out of reality. In his dreams he meets Jackie (Knightley), the little girl he helped before being arrested. But Jackie is all grown up; it's been 15 years, and she tells Starks that he was killed in 1993. In his mind, Starks returns to the hospital/prison where he accuses Becker of killing him.
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Jack Starks is a Gulf War vet who after being shot in the head during battle is discharged. After an altercation with a con and an officer, he is falsely accused of murder and sentenced to life in a mental institution. A doctor forces him to undergo a severe medical experiment in which he is strapped in a straitjacket and thrown in a body drawer in the hospital's morgue.

Soon, Jack discovers he can time travel to the future under stress, and meets up with a twenty-two year old Jackie, the same Jackie whom he met fifteen years earlier, when she was a child. Jack realizes to his horror that he is dead in Jackie's future, and quickly wants to know why. Together, they try to figure out how to save Jack before he dies.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jessica

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 70% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on present day Earth Time Travel:    -   primarily to the future Spying - Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   finding a killer (criminal) Time Travel Story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier    -   accused criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill


Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present)    -   near future (later in 21st century)    -   distant future Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Big cities?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   prison    -   mental hospital    -   bar/restaurant    -   small town Kind of city    -   Dirty, crime-ridden (like NY)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Tone of movie    -   depressed/sad Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex under blankets

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