My movie reviews are usually of older movies that could be lumped among “The Classics” – but truly, my main intent is to remember the treasures; the movies that are perfect for a clean family movie nights, filled with old-fashioned morals.
The Majestic is the perfect combo of the new (color/familiar actors) and the old (based in a charming 1950s setting). I first heard of it a few years ago and it quickly became one of my all-time favorites!
The Majestic stars Jim Carrey and Laurie Holden and although it was made in 2001, it was realistically based in 1951.
After losing his memory through a freak accident, Jim Carrey’s character ends up in a small town, completely unsure where he came from. He begins to realize that everyone he meets in that town believes he is a local soldier that they thought they had lost in the war so, of course, they welcome him with open arms. That is, until a surprising twist reminds him of his true past.
That gives you a general idea of the story but you must watch it in order to fully see the charm and warmth this movie is filled with!
There are so many things about this movie that I love!
First off, the era it is presented in is definitely one of my favorites! And they did such a good job capturing the innocence and charm that we think of from that time.
Also, it is a fun, family-friendly plotline that I believe will entertain from a young age.
As was so common in the 1950s, we see a theme supporting family, patriotism, and good morals throughout the entire film.
And finally, it is a completely feel-good movie and will warm you every time you watch it!
It seems as though the newer the film, the longer this list becomes. So considering the fact that it was made in 2001, I think there are surprisingly few concerns.
The main issue is that there is a little bit of foul language (although still only enough for a PG rating). This was never an issue in our home because we had a TV Guardian that filtered it all out while you watched the film. But if you don’t own one of these you might want to watch it before opening it up to your family so you can know when to mute them out.
The only other thing I would warn you of is that the freak accident in which the main character loses his memory is a slightly scary scene if you are watching it with really little ones. No violence or inappropriateness, just enough scariness to catch a little one by surprise.
Well, there you have it! If it sounds interesting to you, feel free to click on the picture below and add it to your home library!
Can’t wait to hear what you think!