JIMMY

Holy Innocent

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Release Date: June 02, 2013

Starring: Patrick Fabian, Kelly Carlson,
Ian Colletti, Chuck
Carrington, Gregory Alan
Williams, Bob Gunton, Ted
Levine

Genre: Drama

Audience: Older children to adults

Rating: ** CHRISTIAN TELEVISION GUIDE
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Runtime: 97 minutes

Distributor: Bridgestone Multimedia Group

Director: Mark Freiburger

Executive Producer: Robert Whitlow, Kathy Whitlow,
Reid McGraw, John Ayers, Mark
Burman, Mark Freiburger

Producer: Gary Wheeler

Writer: Mark Freiburger, Gary Wheeler,
Robert Whitlow

Address Comments To:

David Cota, Executive Vice President, Bridgestone Multimedia Group
804 North 2nd Avenue
E. Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (866) 774-3774; Website: www.gobmg.com

Content:

(CCC, BB, V, DD, M) Very strong Christian worldview with some strong moral points; no foul language; threat of violence, drowning, shooting, two people get badly shot; no sex; no nudity; no alcohol; drug pusher tries to get teenager to sell drugs; and, police chief tries to frame someone, gets kicked off the force, and repents, two football players throw football game for money but don’t want to sell drugs, and the audience never sees if they repent, criminal kidnaps mentally challenged boy.


Summary:

JIMMY is a beautifully filmed television movie and DVD about a 14-year-old boy who’s mentally challenged and who sees angels but who gets kidnapped when he sees a crime being committed. JIMMY is a very well directed and acted Christian movie with a high level of jeopardy and suspense.


Review:

JIMMY is a beautifully filmed television movie and DVD with a high level of jeopardy about a young 14-year-old boy who’s mentally challenged and deathly afraid of water.
The hero, Jimmy, is a holy innocent. He tells the truth, even to his own fault and jeopardy, and he sees watchers or angels with whom he communicates. His father is a small-town attorney. His grandfather is a retired power company lineman who suffers from a heart problem. His stepmother loves him dearly.
Jimmy loves to go to the police station to wash the police cars under the supervision of his mother’s cousin, a policeman. While washing one of the cars, he overhears the police chief telling an officer to blame a crime on a fellow name Garner whether he did it or not. Garner happens to be his father’s client.
Jimmy doesn’t know how to keep a secret and only knows to tell the truth. So, he spills the beans to his father, who brings him into court to testify for Garner. The prosecutor tries to portray Jimmy as addled and talking to theses fantasy characters called Watchers. The judge believes Jimmy, and Sheriff Brennan is fired.
Jimmy loves going to church and wants his grandfather to join him. Jimmy comes forward at one point to accept Christ, but this means he’ll have to be baptized by immersion, and he’s afraid of water. Evidently, his mother almost let him drown when he was little, and that’s why he’s mentally disabled.
Jimmy’s grandfather agrees to go to church if Jimmy learns to climb the power poles with all the safety gear. Jimmy gets a job as the water-boy for the football team. He overhears the quarterback and the running back say they’re being paid by Garner to throw the game. They discover Jimmy and beat him up. Everybody knows Jimmy tells the truth to a fault and got the sheriff fired.
During one football game, Jimmy overhears Garner paying the quarterback and the running back for throwing the game and tries to get them to sell cocaine. Garner discovers Jimmy and kidnaps him with the intent to kill him. It seems Jimmy’s honesty and innocence has gotten him into tremendous trouble. The remainder of the movie is an exciting attempt to find Jimmy in the Alabama woods.
JIMMY is a very well directed movie. If the actor who plays Jimmy isn’t mentally challenged, then the director should be highly commended for an incredible job of directing this young man. If he is mentally disabled, the director should get even more accolades. As with many low budget movies, the script has some plot holes at the end as they’re trying to rush the ending. There are two strong Christian conversion scenes, including a poignant scene where Jimmy witnesses to his dying grandfather in the hospital.
Because of the thrilling jeopardy and beautiful cinematography, MOVIEGUIDE® commends the filmmakers behind this small Christian movie.


In Brief:

JIMMY is a beautifully filmed television movie and DVD. It’s about a 14-year-old boy who’s mentally challenged and deathly afraid of water. Jimmy tells the truth, even to his own jeopardy, and he sees watchers or angels with whom he communicates. Jimmy’s father is a small-town attorney. His grandfather is a retired power company lineman who suffers from a heart problem. His stepmother loves him dearly. Jimmy overhears a man paying two high school football players to throw a game and trying to get them to sell drugs. The man discovers Jimmy and kidnaps him with the intent to kill him. The remainder of the movie is an exciting attempt to find Jimmy in the Alabama woods.
JIMMY is a well directed movie. It’s well acted, especial by the boy playing Jimmy. As with many low budget movies, the script has some plot holes when it tries to rush the ending. There are two strong Christian conversion scenes, including a poignant scene where Jimmy witnesses to his dying grandfather. Because of the thrilling jeopardy and beautiful cinematography, MOVIEGUIDE® commends the filmmakers behind JIMMY.