Reviewed byPrismark10Vote: 4/10/10
Jump is a low budget Irish film that invites comparisons with DougLiman's 'Go.'
It is a multi narrative crime story that you see from differentperspectives, time period and involves chance encounters and nearmisses.
It is New Year's Eve in Derry, Greta dressed like an angel and adaughter of a gangster who after a night of partying has left herfriends behind and is looking to jump from a bridge.
Walking by is Pearse, bloodied after being beaten up by a gangster,looking for his dodgy brother who might have been killed but heencounters Greta and wants to stop her from jumping. As you can guessit was Greta's father who sent two of his goons to beat up Pearse.
As the film progresses we see that throughout New Years Eve, thesevarious characters criss crossed each other and were somehow connected.
This is the type of film ushered in by Quentin Tarantino in the mid1990s. It has a kinetic energy, some black humour, violence but thecharacters are thinly developed and the film has a short running timewhich suggests there was not much to the story.
Jump follows the lives of four twenty-something's whose lives collide one fateful New Year's Eve in a night of fast talk, wild coincidence and intrigue. The unseen yet crucial occurrence of this tale is the strange disappearance of Eddie Kelly, which hangs over the city like a dark cloud. Kelly's 'disappearance' at the hands of crime boss Frank Feeney's men links our four main characters, triggering a sequence of events which ultimately has life changing consequences for each of them. Feeney's daughter Greta is severely depressed and is intent on taking her own life. Pearse is on a mission to get answers about his missing brother Eddie and will stop at nothing until he gets to the truth. Johnny, a small time crook who works for Feeney, and Marie, a frustrated shop assistant, are both looking for a fresh start. Greta and Pearse meet each other in extraordinary circumstances on a bridge overlooking the city. Greta is there to Jump and Pearse has been beaten and dangled off the bridge by...