In the meantime, the construction worker has since tied a rope around himself, followed Mr. Jones onto the unsafe ledge and followed him down the slim wood beam, while the aircraft zoomed overhead.
5 out of 8 found this helpful. I had the pleasure and privilege of seeing Mike Figgis' original cut at the Munich Filmfestival, and liked it a lot. A construction worker tries to bring Mr. Jones to safety by rescuing him.Mr. He pushes himself and the others he encounters, wherever he meets them beyond of beyond. In order to do this he climbs up onto the wood frame and attempts to get a little bit closer to the aircraft. There is a scene in "Mr. Jones" where the hero, played by Richard Gere, is experiencing manic euphoria. I caught this movie last night on TMC. As a sufferer myself, I found this film very reassuring that my actions are not totally alien. when is the too much reached. When Jesse Lujack steals a car in Las Vegas and drives down to LA, his criminal ways only escalate- but when will it end? Despite the numerous clichés (..) and the frequent fades-away which, in my opinion, manifest a little hastiness by the director, I found the picture full of hope.
A man bikes to a construction site and tries to land a job. Geres' line that he needs the highs to be able to cope with the lows just shows an understanding into the illness.
I do have a question about an event in the movie. It is the same with this movie. A different type of thesp entirely, Olin gives a deeply serious reading of an intelligent, somewhat brittle woman who trusts her intuition as much as her logical decisions. It was very, very good. But "Mr. Jones," directed by The movie does a good job of portraying the two worlds that Gere inhabits: The institution, and the outside. After convincing a contractor to give him a job building a roof, he decides that he is going to make like a plane and fly off of it.
In other movies he has used his charm in a conventional sense, to make friends, seduce women, get his way.
Synopsis for this movie has been provided by The Movie Database. Is it the 'consuming' wish to direct the orchestra as one likes Beethoven? 10 out of 13 found this helpful. 22 out of 32 found this helpful. Sometimes we forget the complexity of the human psyche. Richard Gere does an excellent job of portraying this diagnosis. Another term for his diagnosis is manic-depressive disorder. Was this review helpful? 3 out of 3 found this helpful.
I am really surprised to see such low ratings for this film. There is also a tart, vibrant quality to the dialogue exchanges that make the scenes come alive, although not on a level with Figgis’ previous collaboration with Gere, “Internal Affairs.” Gere’s effervescence in his manic phase endows the film with an engaging energy, but one can never really see the character and forget the actor. To be honest, I had liked the version that came out in 1993, although I had heard rumors of re-shoots and Figgis not having final cut - and although there were some ridiculous scenes in it.
At the mental hospital, he comes under the care of a psychiatrist named Libbie ( 6 out of 7 found this helpful. This is one of Gere’s showiest, most verbal roles, and his enjoyment is contagious in a certain way, but it more often feels like a showcase for Gere’s infrequently seen antic, playful side rather than a penetrating performance. Mr. Jones: "Give me this. This film gives the best portrayal I have yet to see of the experiences of suffering from and being treated for bipolar disorder. Richard Gere is pretty impressive, and it is one of the few times that he's still good when he's doing his free-wheeling high-wire act. Was this review helpful? 5 out of 12 found this helpful. Still, despite the familiarity of the film’s attitudes and destination, many sequences play rather well on a moment-to-moment basis. It's like 'Rainman' gives people with autism in realising that just because you have a disability, it doesn't mean you are a lunatic, you are a human like everyone else in this world. Suddenly, Jones takes a dive into depression, which leads to therapy in which Dr. Bowen catches Jonesin lies about his past, as well as to an intimate bond in which the doctor oversteps her ethical and legal bounds. MR JONES Mr. Jones is a movie about a charismatic man who is diagnosed as bipolar and is committed to a psychiatric institution. It looked to me like the actors came too close to the camera and suddenly the camera man just slightly happened to push them away. 2 out of 3 found this helpful. Opening scene has the buoyant Jones talking his way into a job at a construction site just so he can tightrope-walk on a high beam. An Internal Affairs agent becomes obsessed with bringing down a cop who has managed to maintain a spotless reputation despite being involved in a web of corruption.
The adult life of David, who would eventually become King of Israel, is presented. But the saddest part about "Mr. Jones" not being recognized for its great moments is the understated performance of Lena Olin, who is almost as good as in "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (1988) and in the second season of "Alias". You are able to see a hand from a non existent character for a second. When is the line crossed of the too-much of no return?
Anne Bancroft has a perfunctory role as the head of a psychiatric institution.