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Review: Meandering & Unsatisfying 'Jimmy P.' Starring Benicio Del Toro & Mathieu Amalric

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2014 6:01 PM
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Jimmy P.
If Freddie Quell came back from World War II as an unhinged animal, Jimmy Picard (Benicio Del Toro) is the polar opposite, an intensely quiet but no less wounded man, who is out of sorts in post-war America. But he is also a Native American, which brings to his life a whole set of experiences (especially at the time) foreign to common understanding, giving his plight an extra layer of complexity. It's within this milieu that Arnaud Desplechin presents the true story "Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian)," a picture that meanders and focuses far too heavily on its subtitle, rather than on its two lead characters, who are presented with promise but are ultimately left underdeveloped.

Arnaud Desplechin To Direct Adaptation Of Alexander Ostrovsky's Play 'The Forest' For Euro TV

  • By Ben Brock
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  • August 28, 2013 10:36 AM
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Despite the record-breaking box office takings this summer, the fashion recently among the cinestablishment has been to furrow their learned brows and predict the death of movies, or at least the death of good movies, or the death of movies in movie theatres. The HBO premiere of Steven Soderbergh's “Behind the Candelabra” led many to wonder why the film wasn't getting a cinematic release, followed by Steven Spielberg revealing that his own “Lincoln” was almost made the same way. This very same year, David Fincher made a big TV series (“House of Cards,” which on top of everything wasn't even on TV), and big-name directors like Danny Boyle are getting in on the act too.

Watch: 2 Clips From Cannes Competition Film 'Jimmy P.' Starring Benicio Del Toro & Mathieu Amalric

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 12, 2013 11:39 AM
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French filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin, who won over critics and audiences with his 2008 effort “A Christmas Tale," has come to America for this next film, "Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian)." Yes, shot in the United States and in the English language, this is one that many will be paying attention to in the Competition slate at Cannes, and the first clip certainly is promising.

New Pics Of Benicio Del Toro & Mathieu Amalric In Arnaud Desplechin's Cannes Contender 'Jimmy P.'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 19, 2013 5:59 PM
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While speculating last month which films would make this year's Cannes Film Festival, we pegged Arnaud Desplechin's "Jimmy Picard" as one of the strong contenders. Well, sure enough, there it is listed among the films in competition, albeit under the new, longer title of "Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian)." The movie stars Benicio Del Toro and Matthieu Amalric, and we've now got a batch of new images from the film ahead of its Cannes bow next month.

First Look At Benicio Del Toro & Mathieu Amalric In Arnaud Desplechin's 'Jimmy Picard'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 21, 2012 1:47 PM
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French filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin doesn't exactly work quickly, and it's coming on five years since 2008's excellent "A Christmas Tale," his longest gap between films yet, but the good news is that not only is shooting underway on his next effort, some early pics have emerged as well. 

What Ever Happened To These 5 Foreign-Language Filmmakers?

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 18, 2012 2:54 PM
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Generally you can find plenty of information about your favorite stateside filmmaker, and depending on who they are (see: David Gordon Green), you can find a long list of potential upcoming projects to investigate. But being head-over-heels for a foreign director is a different story -- without the Hollywood system or independent film cliques to generate word of mouth or gossip, you can spend years without hearing a peep from even the biggest festival sweethearts, and only last week were were discussing around the Playlist water cooler where some of our favorite international filmmakers had gone in the last few years.

Benicio Del Toro & Mathieu Amalric Set To Star In Arnaud Desplechin’s Latest Drama ‘Jimmy Picard'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 15, 2012 11:20 AM
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In what could be seen as a sort of seasonal and spiritual companion piece to Olivier Assayas’ 2008 film “Summer Hours,” director Arnaud Desplechin’s film “A Christmas Tale” quietly dazzled with its warm infusion of family dynamics and melancholic themes of aging and forgiveness. Sadly, not much has been heard from Desplechin since that film’s release, but recently news of his latest project has materialized, along with main casting of another actor out of the spotlight for some time as well.

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