Jackpot

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  1. NickD.
    Nov 28, 2004
    9
    Following the beautiful "Twin Falls Idaho", the Polish Brothers made a vastly unappreciated ode to the American dream with "Jackpot". This is the most touching and unique film of its kind since "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert". Yes, there is an obvious style over substance approach, but hey-it's a road movie. When so many other similar films fall flat by stretching out their Following the beautiful "Twin Falls Idaho", the Polish Brothers made a vastly unappreciated ode to the American dream with "Jackpot". This is the most touching and unique film of its kind since "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert". Yes, there is an obvious style over substance approach, but hey-it's a road movie. When so many other similar films fall flat by stretching out their paper-thin stories, "Jackpot" utilizes its keen style to inject energy and introduce enigmatic underlying themes. "Jackpot" is unforgettable, although in no way comparable to "Twin Falls Idaho". This is the Polish Brothers having fun, and the result is a highly entertaining and poignant road movie. Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. Filled with bleak, beautiful Hopperesque tableaus and strange characters whose lives intersect.
  2. 50
    In its mastery of its moments, Jackpot has charm, humor and poignancy. What it lacks is necessity. There's a sense in which we're always waiting for it to kick in.
  3. 30
    Michael and Mark Polish's debut feature, "Twin Falls, Idaho," was a cloying oddball love story involving adult male Siamese twins; their follow-up, Jackpot, is another piece of whimsical Americana.