Jump Tomorrow

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +3

Content: -1/2

George Abiola (Tunde Adebimpe),is an introverted, straight-laced company man whose button-down lifestyle is as uninspiring as his impending arranged marriage. Though not in love, George is willing to go through with the nuptials to please his overbearing Nigerian uncle and honor the wishes of his late parents. A trip to the airport to meet his bride-to-be results in a chance run-in with Alicia (Natalia Verbeke) a beautiful Spanish girl who invites him to a party. Accompanied by Gerard (Hippolyte Girardot), a Frenchman distraught after a rejected marriage proposal, George attends the party and becomes enamored by the soon-to-be-married Alicia. As George and Gerard make their way to Niagara Falls for George’s wedding, a not-so-coincidental meeting with Alicia and her fiancee leads to an overnight stay at Alicia’s mother’s house. With marriage to other people staring them in the face, George and Alicia both must decide if they will “jump” into it, or acknowledge their love for each other and back out. There is much to like about this romantic comedy, but a limited release means few moviegoers will have the pleasure.

JUMP TOMORROW offers many positive messages. George struggles to reconcile his desire to be a good son and nephew with his newfound feelings for Alicia. George also shows compassion toward the depressed Gerard, convincing him to rethink suicide. In a powerful subplot, Gerard realizes being married is not everything and solitude has some advantages. Objectionable language is minimal and there are no violent scenes. A scene with mild sexual dialogue turns comical when a potential encounter goes awry because of allergies to cologne. George fantasizes about being a macho Spanish soap opera star instead of his true, conservative self, but even his fantasies are only about kissing Alicia. However, intercourse is implied between Gerard and Alicia’s mother and portrayed as morally acceptable, but no nudity is shown. Other than these few scenes involving moderately questionable sexual dialogue and action, JUMP TOMORROW features an uplifting theme, but some questionable sexual dialogue and action causes a slight stumble.

Preview Reviewer: John Barber
IFC Films, 2 Park Ave., 11th Flr, New York, NY 10016

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Crude Language: Few (3) times - Mild 2, moderate 1

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: Few (5) times – Exclamatory 5 (OMG, OG 4)

Violence: None

Sex: Implied once (pre-marital couple has breakfast in home)

Nudity: Near nudity - Few times (women in skimpy outfits; low-cut blouse)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Few times (Couple in motel for pre-marital sex prevented by allergy to cologne, sexually-charged daydreams)

Drugs: Alcoholic drinks

Other: Man contemplates suicide but prevented by friend

Running Time: 97 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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