While Brody and Knightley were both great by themselves, their chemistry together felt way off. Brody came off more like a creepy stalker than anything, and I kept waiting for Knightley to whip out the pepper spray. Fortunately though, she instead whips out her luscious booby, and made me a happy man for about five seconds. Another major plus to the film is it’s style and atmosphere, which has a wonderfully claustrophobic feel, as well as great hues of blue, green, and red. This is certainly a visually striking film. Also striking is one of the film’s major flaws, which is that in order to truly enjoy it, you really need to leave your brain at the door, yet at the same time you aren’t allowed to take your mind off what’s going on. This makes the flick pretty hard to analyze later as anything “meaningful”, because with all the illogical concepts thrown into the mix (such as the workings of the “time travel” element, which is nonsensical in many ways), you start wondering why you should care at all. All in all, this is an engaging drama/thriller that confuses more than resolves, but doesn’t make you care too much after the credits hit.
Project History and Deleted Scenes (27:58): A unique and very insightful featurette that is honest and entertaining. A lot of information is discussed regarding how the director became involved in the project, how the script was developed, how the actors got the gig, and so on and so forth. I especially appreciated the way the deleted scenes were approached within the featurette. A must watch for all fans.
The Look of “The Jacket” (9:02): This is a much shorter, but still informative, featurette discussing the visual elements of the movie. Interesting and enjoyable – check it out.
There is also a Theatrical Trailer.