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Just Jim (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | 25 September 2015 (USA)
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A Welsh teenager will become the cool kid of the town if a deal is made with his new American neighbour.

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Craig Roberts

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Craig Roberts
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Credited cast:
Emile Hirsch ... Dean
Mark Lewis Jones ... Donald
Craig Roberts ... Jim
Richard Harrington ... Headmaster
Nia Roberts Nia Roberts ... Mum
Sai Bennett ... Michelle
Trystan Gravelle ... John
Aneirin Hughes Aneirin Hughes ... Dad
Claire Cage ... Waitress
Helen Griffin ... Beatrice
Matthew Aubrey Matthew Aubrey ... Leon
Darragh Mortell Darragh Mortell ... Boy in Bed - Lived
Richard Lynch Richard Lynch ... Wayne
Charlotte Randall Charlotte Randall ... Jackie
Ashley Thomas-Evans Ashley Thomas-Evans ... Gavin
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A Welsh teenager will become the cool kid of the town if a deal is made with his new American neighbour.

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When Jim is sitting in his room after his birthday party and takes out the lighter, everytime he tries to light it you get a quick flash of Dean's face on the screen, primarily his eyes. See more »

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Bad Place
Performed by Raleigh Richie
Written by Anderson / Broad / Herman
Published by CaptainLetsDance Ltd
Universal Music Publishing Ltd
BMG Rights Mgt UK Ltd
Peer Music UK Ltd
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Realisation self-confidence is a strong enough message, even with an under developed psychological sub-plot driving the main narrative.
12 December 2015 | by michaelktyeeSee all my reviews

"I am depressed" from protagonist Jim, especially after the introduction of Emile Hirsch's kitschy cool foil, was probably unnecessary and a bit much. Up to that point, the film uses what it has to build this well balanced psychology: the trauma experienced as a victim of bullying and the subsequent introversion (spoiler free Brother Yee called it from the trailer), which in and of itself can be embraced rather than be seen as a responsive crutch to the act of bullying itself. Roberts never loses sight of this though and rides this one out nicely, even if his character is, at times, overshadowed/muddied by Hirsch's gratuitous performance. Overall, if you're a fan of teenage angst, Gen Y self-conscious, self-depreciative dialogue, and a good eye for shots and rendering, then there's plenty to smile – and laugh with in Just Jim.


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English

Release Date:

25 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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