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Story

The Majestic is an old-fashioned throwback replete with a 1950s B-script and halcyon values like patriotism, true love, and clean fun. Peter Appleton (Jim Carrey) is a Hollywood scriptwriter with a sexy gal, a screenplay under his belt, and his big break on the horizon. But when his name is mistakenly given to the House Un-American Activities Committee, Appleton's dreams of success in the biz quickly unravel. An ensuing car accident leaves him without a memory but a great opportunity--as a small town's Luke Trimble, war hero and all-around swell guy, with whom he happens to bear an uncanny physical resemblance. Of course, there's a beautiful woman (Sandra Sinclair) who waited for his return from the war, an endearing old dad (Martin Landau), and the magical Majestic movie house to renovate and reopen. As Appleton's memory eventually catches up to him, however, The Majestic veers off toward Mr. Smith Goes to Washington territory, complete with a monologue on the First Amendment. Unfortunately, despite the film's earnest striving to be Capra-esque and Carrey's undeniable star quality, the charm is more reminiscent of Ronald Reagan than Jimmy Stewart. --Fionn Meade

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Jim CarreyPeter Appleton
Bob BalabanElvin Clyde
Jeffrey DeMunnErnie Cole
Hal HolbrookCongressman Doyle
Laurie HoldenAdele Stanton
Martin LandauHarry Trimble
Brent BriscoeSheriff Cecil Coleman
Ron RifkinKevin Bannerman
David Ogden StiersDoc Stanton
James WhitmoreStan Keller
Catherine DentMabel
Daniel von BargenFederal Agent Ellerby
Earl BoenNewsreel Announcer
Bruce CampbellRoland the Intrepid Explorer
Cliff CurtisThe Evil But Handsome Prince Khalid
Garry MarshallStudio Executive
Paul MazurskyStudio Executive
Sydney PollackStudio Executive
Carl ReinerStudio Executive
Rob ReinerStudio Executive
Matt DamonLuke Trimble

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Frank Darabont
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 152 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaDec 21, 2001
    EuropeMay 24, 2002
    JapanJun 22, 2002
    AustraliaMay 16, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 3, 2004
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