• The Majestic (2001)

The Majestic

Release Date: December 21st, 2001

DVD Release Date: June 18th, 2002

PG |2 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Rising Hollywood screenwriter Peter Appleton (Jim Carrey) is blacklisted in the early 1950s Red Scare. Following a drunken car accident, he wakes with amnesia near the small town of Lawson, Calif., where the residents mistake him for Luke Trimble, a local boy declared missing in action during World War II. As Peter helps Luke's father (Martin Landau) and high school sweetheart (Laurie Holden) reopen the town's sole movie theater, questions arise about his true identity and motivations.

Cast: Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Laurie Holden, David Ogden Stiers, James Whitmore, Jeffrey DeMunn, Ron Rifkin, Hal Holbrook

Director: Frank Darabont

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Castle Rock Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Heartwarming , Father , Melodramatic , Small town , 1950s , Transformation , Girlfriend , Rise , Love ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It tells a full story with three acts, it introduces characters we get to know and care about, and it has something it passionately wants to say. show more

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    If only I liked The Majestic half as much as I liked Carrey in it. show more

  • 10
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The worst would-be-big-and-Capraesque-but-actually-bloated-and-bloviating-beyond-belief movie of the year.

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