Director Frank Darabont created this Frank Capra-inspired drama based on a screenplay by his friend and one-time schoolmate Michael Sloane. Jim Carrey stars as Pete Appleton, a screenwriter in the Hollywood of the 1950s. Pete's on top of the world with his first motion picture "Sand Pirates of the Sahara" just released to theaters and his romance ...
Director Frank Darabont created this Frank Capra-inspired drama based on a screenplay by his friend and one-time schoolmate Michael Sloane. Jim Carrey stars as Pete Appleton, a screenwriter in the Hollywood of the 1950s. Pete's on top of the world with his first motion picture "Sand Pirates of the Sahara" just released to theaters and his romance with a beautiful starlet (Amanda Detmer) heating up. However, his triumph turns to dismay when he's called before the commie-hunting House Un-American Activities Committee and advised by a studio lawyer and his agent to play ball with the witch hunters. Depressed by the film industry's weak-kneed reaction to the hearings, Pete gets drunk and drives his car north along the California coast, where he crashes from a bridge and wakes up on shore the next morning suffering from amnesia. Wandering into the nearby small town of Lawson, Pete is mistaken for Luke Trimble, a lost hero of World War II who, like most of the area's young men, never returned from the war a decade earlier. "Luke" has soon reunited with both his father (Martin Landau) and his one-time girlfriend (Laurie Holden), and finds that his reappearance has given the citizens of Lawson an emotional boost that's sorely needed. When he refurbishes and reopens his family's decrepit movie theater, the Majestic, Luke revitalizes Lawson just as his memory of his true identity begins to reassert itself. Sloane's original script for The Majestic (2001) was entitled The Bijou. Karl Williams, Rovi
David Ogden Stiers, Gerry Black, Ron Rifkin, Brent Briscoe, Laurie Holden, Hal Holbrook, Jeffrey DeMunn, Bob Balaban, Martin... Good. 2001 Run time: 152. Customer service is our top priority! The item or packaging may have identifying markings from its owner or show limited signs of wear. Digital copies may or may not be present.
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I liked this. It is not his usual silliness but I enjoyed the era, the music, the costumes and the happy ending.
Oct 30, 2008
The Majestic - DVD with Jim Carrey
I love this movie! I have bought 5-10 copies because I keep giving them away. It is so unlike the typical Jim Carrey movie; he's not clowning but it is a beautiful story that had a lot of basis in fact in the McCarthy era and very patriotic, which I am also. I keep meaning to look for the name of the young lady who played his supposed girlfriend/fiancee. Martin Landau was also very good in this movie.
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