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Mr. Jones (1993)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  8 October 1993 (USA)
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The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.

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Mr. Jones
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Dr. Elizabeth 'Libbie' Bowen
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Dr. Catherine Holland
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Dr. Patrick Shaye
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Howard
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David
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Amanda Chang
Lisa Malkiewicz ...
Susan
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Mr. Wilson
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Dr. Rosen
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Judge Harris
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Bellboy
Baha Jackson ...
Devon, Howard's Son
Epatha Harris ...
Peyton, Howard's Daughter
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The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

Impulsive. Irresponsible. Irresistible. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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8 October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gospodin Dzouns  »

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$8,315,975 (USA)
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Trivia

Michelle Pfeiffer gave up the female lead to take on the part of Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992). See more »

Goofs

Mr. Jones's walk on the top of the roof at the beginning of the film has him walking South along the ridge. His 'reprise' of that same walk, at the end of the film has him walking East along a ridge. The whole roof line changed completely from earlier in the film. Construction on top of the gable is now not there. See more »

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Mr. Jones: Why do only children have flying dreams?
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References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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A wasted life
20 November 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Fearing the worst, but realizing Mike Figgis had directed it, I decided to take a look at this 1993 picture. Never saw it in its commercial release, as it didn't stay in theaters for a long time.

This is a film about a man who is mentally unbalanced. Who could ever know what goes on in the mind of a person with a problem such as the one that afflicts Mr. Jones, the strange character that seems to be on a permanent high, as he is introduced in the first scenes of the movie.

Individuals such as Mr. Jones, in real life, go from one state of euphoria to periods of great depression. This is a study about a man that is breaking down in front of our eyes and no one has a clue of what to do with him. Eric Roth, the screen writer, seems to be telling us that hospitals such as where Mr. Jones is taken to, can do more harm than good. Evidently medicine given to these patients could well contribute to aggravate their condition.

It's only through the encounter of Jones with the psychiatrist, Dr. Bowen, that he is correctly diagnosed. In treating this man, Libby, ends up falling in love with a person who might never be cured and will live forever in a world of his own, where no one else can enter, or no one can shed any light about what will cure his condition.

Richard Gere's portrayal of Mr. Jones was quite a departure from the roles he chooses to play, usually. He makes this man compelling, as we feel sorry for what's going on in his mind. Lena Olin, is also good as the shrink that understands what's in Jones' mind. Delroy Lindo, makes another great appearance as Howard, the man who befriends the mysterious man and tries to help him. Anne Bancroft as the director of the institution doesn't have much to do.

The film, although a bit long, is never boring. It will keep any viewer interested in what will happen next, as the people suffering this disease go through all the changes caused by what is going on in their minds.


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