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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Jim Carrey
Martin Landau
Laurie Holden
David Ogden Stiers
James Whitmore
Hal Holbrook
Directors
Frank Darabont
Screenwriters
Michael Sloane
Running Time
153 minutes

The Majestic
Unfortunately this sweet, patriotic, romantic fable with Jim Carrey as the blacklisted 1940's screenwriter is overlong and laboured.


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Plot
His life in ruins, blacklisted screenwriter Peter Appleton flees 1950s Los Angeles. Suffering amnesia when he arrives in the tiny town of Lawson, he is recognised and embraced as the local hero who never returned from the War by the man's father, fiancée.


Verdict
It’s rather lovely, made with obvious affection and appealing sentiments. But it’s seriously over-long and laboured, without capturing the magic of the films to which it pays homage. You wonder how many times they watched It’s A Wonderful Life before making this... And it still doesn’t come off.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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