Jimmy and Judy
Jimmy is a high school dropout with some psychological issues. His mom and dad seem to be a perfect couple but don’t really care much about him except if he doesn’t give them any hassle and his life is dedicated to filming everything that’s important to him. In comes Judy, a young girl who Jimmy really likes. To prove his love for her, he gets back at the people that have hurt her and tapes the whole thing. When he confronts Judy with this material, she’s on one hand scared of Jimmy because what he has done, but on the other hand she immediately falls in love with him due to his dedication to her.
When one day Judy has an accident with her car that results in the death of a man, Jimmy tries to set things straight. Unfortunately, at that moment a cop arrives and Jimmy sees no other possibility than to kill him. The two decide that there’s no choice left than to run and hide from the police…
Sound and Vision:
As everything is filmed with a handycam, the overall quality can be called decent considering the technical equipment. However, it can’t be compared to modern day movies that have a higher amount of detail, look sharper and are filmed with hi-end cameras. This does give the movie a specific atmosphere so all in all it does its job nicely.
The sound is focused on dialogues and does its job nicely but isn’t anything special.
Extended scenes and an audio commentary track
The cover of Jimmy and Judy states “The movie Natural Born Killers wanted to be” and that’s actually a good description. Natural Born Killers was a souped up Hollywood vehicle while Jimmy and Judy is more about psychology and dedication. From the first moment until the very end the viewer gets entangled into the mind of both lead characters and the voyage they undertake is a very interesting one.
Beware though, as not everyone will be able to appreciate the “Blair Witch Project” style filming but if you can look beyond that, Jimmy and Judy is certainly a great movie that explores the depth of human mind.