The Jacket is one of those movies that make you sit back in your chair and really think about life and what did I just finish watching. Adrien Brody stars as the main character Jack Starks and plays a good role against Kris Kristofferson (starred in the Blade series as Whistler) and Keira Knightley (starred in King Arthur and is so hot). Well back to the plot of "The Jacket." Jack starts the movie while serving in the Gulf War and while being the good guy that he is ends up getting shot in the head by the same little kid that he is trying to help. After getting patched up and discharged from the army, Jack becomes a drifter who crosses paths with a little girl named Jackie and her mother. The mother is drunk so Jack takes it upon himself to help the kid out by fixing the truck. After fixing the truck the little girl finds his dog tags from the army and Jack gives it to her. The mother wakes up and accuses Jack of messing with her Jackie and chases him off then she jumps in her newly fixed truck and drives away. While walking again he gets picked up by a guy who then gets stopped by a police officer only to shoot him and frames Jack for the murder. Jack is then committed to an asylum where he undergoes some horrific treatments where he is injected with some chemicals and then stuffed in solitude. Think of a bad acid trip where you must face your inner demons from your past while still under the possibility of seeing into the future.
The Jacket has great acting and a great plot. I loved how this movie made you feel the cliche of good guys finishing last. I loved how Jackie comes back into the story and helps Jack uncover the method of which he was killed. Together they try to possibly prevent his murder and prevent Jackie from losing her mother in a fatal accident which caused Jackie to lead such a horrid existence. Definitely a movie to watch a couple times to fully appreciate the deeper meaning.
About Jacket, The (2005)
Starring: Angus MacInnes, Kerry Shale, Adrien Brody, Kris Kristofferson, Steven Mackintosh, Nigel Whitmey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Teresa Gallagher, Richard Dillane, Kelly Lynch, Paul Birchard, Daniel Craig, Ian Porter, Brad Renfro, Jason Lewis, Scott Peden, Richard Durden, Keira Knightley, Brendan Coyle, Garrick Hagon, Mackenzie Phillips, Fish, Laura Marano, Alan Marsh, Nik Weir, Jonah Lotan, Angel Coulby, Anthony Edridge, Tristan Gemmill, Colin Stinton
Director: John Maybury