JUMP TOMORROW

Slight, Genial Romance

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Release Date: July 06, 2001

Starring: Tunde Adebimpe, Hippolyte Girardot, Natalia Verbeke, James Wilby, & Patricia Mauceri

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Audience: Teenagers & adults

Rating: PG

Runtime: 95 minutes

Distributor: IFC Films

Director: Joel Hopkins

Executive Producer: Tim Perell & Paul Webster

Producer: Nicola Usborne

Writer: Joel Hopkins

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Content:

(Ro, C, LL, V, S, N, AA, M) Romantic worldview with wedding scene set in Christian church with a Christian pastor/priest; 2 obscenities, 4 mild profanities & 12 strong profanities heard in song over final credits; very mild slapstick violence; man invites woman to his hotel room but nothing really happens during the scene, which is left very vague; partial nudity when man takes bath in hotel room; alcohol use & drunkenness; no smoking; and, man saves despondent, lovesick man from committing suicide.

Summary:

JUMP TOMORROW is a light romantic comedy about an African, a Frenchman and a Latino girl living in America. A little polish would help this movie, which also includes some brief, mild sexual content.

Review:

JUMP TOMORROW is a breezy little romantic comedy about an African named George who has been living in America since his parents died when he was little. When George, a sky and awkward introvert, meets Alicia, a stunning Latino girl, he is instantly smitten. George, however, is due to marry a childhood friend from Nigeria in four days. That’s when Gerard, a boisterous and lovesick Frenchman, stumbles into George’s life. George takes Gerard with him to a party to which Alicia invited him, but has to save the despondent Frenchman from committing suicide. Gerard decides he needs to repay the favor by seeing how he can get George and Alicia together.

A sweet road movie with a Latin flavor, JUMP TOMORROW is a good first effort for writer/director Joel Hopkins, a New York University film graduate. A little polish would help the movie, although it features generally good performances by its multicultural cast. This movie is fairly clean, but there’s a couple vague sexual references. Also, George invites a woman to his hotel room, but George falls off the bed in the dark while waiting for the woman when he accidentally sets off the violent massage mechanism. Nothing else is shown happening in that scene, but the content there is enough to give JUMP TOMORROW a caution for older children. Inexplicably, there are also 12 strong profanities heard in a song played during the final credits.

In Brief:

JUMP TOMORROW is a light romantic comedy about George, an African who has been living in America since his parents died when he was little. When George, a sky and awkward introvert, meets Alicia, a stunning Latino girl, he is instantly smitten, but George is due to marry a childhood friend from Nigeria in four days. That’s when Gerard, a boisterous, lovesick Frenchman, stumbles into George’s life. George has to save the despondent Frenchman from committing suicide at a party where Alicia also is. Gerard decides he needs to repay the favor by seeing how he can get George and Alicia together.

A sweet-natured road movie with a Latin flavor, JUMP TOMORROW is a good first effort for writer/director Joel Hopkins. Some polish would help, although the movie features generally good performances. JUMP TOMORROW is fairly clean, but there’s a couple vague sexual references. Also, George invites a woman to his hotel room, but George falls off the bed in the dark while waiting for the woman when he accidentally sets off the massage mechanism. Nothing else is shown happening in that scene, but its content is enough to give JUMP TOMORROW a caution for older children