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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

    Channels the spirit of Frank Capra in this serio-sentimental fable about a man who loses his memory but finds his soul. show more

  • 63
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    A real sentimental journey -- and luckily they've got both the right director (Darabont) and the right actor to squeeze our heartstrings.

  • 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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