History Film / TheJacket

5th Dec '15 1:33:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* AmbiguousEnding: The screen [[FadeToWhite fades to white]] and a female voice asks "How much time do we have?".
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* AmbiguousEnding: AmbiguousEnding: ** The screen [[FadeToWhite fades to white]] and a female voice asks "How much time do we have?".
2nd Dec '14 7:11:49 PM FuzzyBoots
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Overtime Jack learns to control and manipulate his visions so he can uncover more of the mystery surrounding Alpine Groves, his alleged mental illness, and the history of the girl he encountered. With this knowledge, Jack sets out to right several wrongs in the lives around him, and to potentially find freedom from the asylum. Time is running out, however, as he uncovers an unexpected side-effect to the experiments...
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Overtime Over time Jack learns to control and manipulate his visions so he can uncover more of the mystery surrounding Alpine Groves, his alleged mental illness, and the history of the girl he encountered. With this knowledge, Jack sets out to right several wrongs in the lives around him, and to potentially find freedom from the asylum. Time is running out, however, as he uncovers an unexpected side-effect to the experiments...

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Overtime Jack learns to control and manipulate his visions so he can uncover ** The alternate endings are even more of ambiguous, with at least one implying that the mystery surrounding Alpine Groves, his alleged mental illness, and the history of the girl he encountered. With this knowledge, Jack sets out to right several wrongs in the lives around him, and to potentially find freedom entire film is a DyingDream from the asylum. Time is running out, however, as when he uncovers an unexpected side-effect to the experiments...was shot in Iraq.
17th Nov '14 3:01:09 AM eroock
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* SnowMeansDeath: Jack and Jackie are visiting a snowed in graveyard.
21st Sep '14 12:44:33 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''The Jacket''''' is a 2005 independent film starring Creator/AdrienBrody and Creator/KeiraKnightley. Jack Starks (Brody) is a gulf war veteran that survived a nearly fatal gunshot wound to the head. Upon returning home, Jack meets a young girl and her mother stranded on the side of the road. He helps the pair by fixing their car. Later, Jack hitches a ride with a young man headed north, but when the two men are pulled over by a police officer, Jack spontaneously suffers an amnesiac black out.
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'''''The Jacket''''' ''The Jacket'' is a 2005 independent film starring Creator/AdrienBrody and Creator/KeiraKnightley. Jack Starks (Brody) is a gulf war veteran that survived a nearly fatal gunshot wound to the head. Upon returning home, Jack meets a young girl and her mother stranded on the side of the road. He helps the pair by fixing their car. Later, Jack hitches a ride with a young man headed north, but when the two men are pulled over by a police officer, Jack spontaneously suffers an amnesiac black out.

* [[spoiler: DyingDream: One of the alternate endings uses this, showing that Jack dies shortly after waking in the army medical tent.]]
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* DyingDream: ** [[spoiler: DyingDream: One of the alternate endings uses this, showing that Jack dies shortly after waking in the army medical tent.]]
21st Sep '14 4:26:55 AM eroock
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* {{Blipvert}}: Jack's visions when in the isolation chamber are presented as flashing images in quick succession.
21st Sep '14 4:18:33 AM eroock
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* FakeAmerican: Keira Knightley. ** And also Creator/{{Daniel Craig}} in a serious case of HeyItsThatGuy.

* RetroactiveRecognition: A pre-James Bond Daniel Craig as a mental patient, hidden under a convincing American accent.
20th Jul '14 12:21:44 PM blueranger
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* TheAlcoholic: Jean, Jackie's mother.

* BedlamHouse: The mental hospital is full of sadists.
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* ArtisticLicenceMedicine: Averted. One of the few times ECT is not shown as ElectricTorture. Dr Lawrenson is dubious about using it on a child but the procedure helps him with his seizures. * BedlamHouse: The mental hospital is full of sadists. Though in the future, with Dr Lawrenson now in charge, it seems a little better. * DisappearedDad: Jackie's father is not around.

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* BedlamHouse: The mental hospital EmbarrassingNickname: Subverted. Jackie's mother nicknamed her 'Petal'. Jack tells Jean to keep calling her that, saying he thinks she likes it really. * ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Dr Lawrencon has curly hair in Jack's present. When he sees her in the future, her hair is full of sadists.a little shorter and straight. She's also not wearing her glasses any more.

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* BedlamHouse: The mental hospital LockedIntoStrangeness: Dr Becker is full of sadists.completely grey when Jack meets him in the future. * MeaningfulEcho: "I was 27 years old the first time that I died"... * {{Meganekko}}: Jennifer Jason Leigh's character.

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* BedlamHouse: The MissingMom: Jack discovers that Jackie's mother Jean passed out one night while smoking a cigarette and burned to death. [[spoiler: He changes her fate however as Jackie is on the phone to her in the alternate future]]. * RetroactiveRecognition: A pre-James Bond Daniel Craig as a mental hospital is full of sadists.patient, hidden under a convincing American accent.
28th Dec '13 5:58:13 PM eroock
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* EpilogueLetter: Jack narrating his letter toward the end.
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* EpilogueLetter: VoiceoverLetter: Jack narrating his letter toward the end.
26th Dec '13 2:21:20 PM eroock
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* FadeToWhite: How the film ends.
26th Dec '13 2:20:53 PM eroock
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* AmbiguousEnding: The closing line "How much time do we have?" questions the reality of the last scene.
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* AmbiguousEnding: The closing line screen [[FadeToWhite fades to white]] and a female voice asks "How much time do we have?" questions the reality of the last scene.have?".
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