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Jump Tomorrow Review

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A whisker away from an arranged marriage, George starts having second thoughts after an encounter with a stunning Spanish girl, also about to be wed.

★★★★

If your faith in the human spirit has been sorely tested, you could do a lot worse than check out Jump Tomorrow; a therapeutic treat drenched in romantic spirit. Brilliantly marshalled by debutant Brit director Hopkins, it features superb performances from its cast, particularly beautiful Spaniard Verbeke, a more charming Penelope Cruz, with better diction.

Rife with wonderfully human touches - a first kiss hampered by a clash of teeth - this is hugely promising, and if its League Of Nations cast sounds like a bad joke ('An Englishman, an African-American, a Spaniard, and a Frenchman drive across America'), it's nevertheless a delightful mix of cultures and styles that would make Kofi Annan dance with joy.

A spirited, bouncy romantic debut from Hopkins, aided by excellent casting, this is a sure-fire way of getting a smile on your face.