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Jessica (I) (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  18 July 2004 (Australia)
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Young Jessica is sent to a mental asylum by her rotten family on a false pretense. Her only chance is a down-on-his-luck boozing lawyer.

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Young Jessica is sent to a mental asylum by her rotten family on a false pretense. Her only chance is a down-on-his-luck boozing lawyer.

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Apomeinaria enos erota  »

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Colonel: [Talking about Jack's will] Another 500 goes to Miss Jessica Bergman.
Hester Bergman: Jessica? Why Jessica?
Colonel: My nephew told me he had hoped to take her as his bride, after the war.
Hester Bergman: [she scoffs] That's impossible!
Colonel: It is now madam.
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Nothing ruins an adaptation more than expectations. Nevertheless I thought it was amazing
30 March 2005 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

I may not be a film critic, but I know a good piece of film when I see it and I know that I loved Jessica. Contrary to what others may think, I thought this was an amazing movie. Having never read the book, I see this film differently as I have no previous expectations, and nothing ruins an adaptation more than expectations. Nevertheless I thought there was some brilliant acting by fellow Aussies Leeanna Walsman, Oliver Ackland,(not just a pretty face)and the unbelievably amazing Sam Neil. I found Ackland and Walsman captivating, as was their on screen chemistry, what's a good love story without chemistry, right? oh and a few evil family members. These actors brought their characters to life. I mark a good movie by its ability to move the audience. If it can make me cry, laugh, yell out in anger, hide in embarrassment, then obviously the actors are doing something right! I did find it hard to find faults in the film, apart from the absence of a traditional happy ending, but then they tend to sometimes be a tad clique and corny, don't they? Ending aside I found this a memorable piece of Aussie drama. I applaud everyone involved, you should be proud. Hopefully if it's released onto DVD, GW, It will certainly find a place in my collection.


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