- Actors: Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey DeMunn, Hal Holbrook
- Directors: Frank Darabont
- Writers: Michael Sloane
- Producers: Frank Darabont, Anna Garduno, Claudia Cummings, Jeremiah Vaughn, Jim Behnke
- Format: PAL, Subtitled
- Language: English
- Subtitles: German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Dutch
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: PG
- Studio: Warner Home Video
- DVD Release Date: 30 Sept. 2002
- Run Time: 152 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00006G9WI
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,607 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
The Majestic [DVD] 
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Like Frank Darabont's other movies, The Majestic attempts, and sometimes achieves, the sheer decency of classic American movies. A cross between The Music Man and The Return of Martin Guerre, it is the film about McCarthyism that Frank Capra might have made if he had not drifted to the populist Right. An amnesiac screen-writer (Jim Carrey) is mistaken for a missing war-hero and becomes the force that reinvigorates a town distraught over its dead young men. The film is so caught up in a pastel-coloured elegiac celebration of small-town life that it at times loses pace altogether and not even Jim Carrey can quite pull it back up to its natural speed. On the other hand, his underplaying of the climactic confrontation with the House Un-American Affairs Committee--his career is at risk because he once followed a girlfriend to a political meeting--is admirable; we believe in his conversion from cynicism to heroism because he is even quieter than Jimmy Stewart in Mister Smith Goes to Washington mode. Martin Landau is a little too lovable as the grieving father who persuades Carrey of his identity, Laurie Holden not quite convincing as the woman for whom he falls.
On the DVD: The Majestic on disc is presented in 1.85:1 visual aspect ratio with crisp, clear visuals that sometimes make us gasp at the complex realism of the period details and has an attractive Dolby 5.1 stereo acoustic. Extras include some deleted scenes, the trailer and an extended sequence from Sand Pirates of the Sahara, the witty B-movie pastiche that crops up at a couple of important moments in the plot. --Roz KaveneySee all Product Description
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Jim Carrey completely loses himself in a quiet and underplayed role which could easily have garnered him an Oscar if anyone had been watching. This is an old style film and Carrey gives an old style performance as Peter Appleton. After an horrific car accident, he loses his memory and is mistaken, and embraced, by an entire town as Luke. Luke is a long missing and beloved son of both the town and Martin Landau, who gives a wonderful performance as always.
Adele Stanton is amazing as Laurie Holden, Luke's girlfriend and touchstone for all that is good about smalltown America in the 50's. James Whitmore and David Ogden Stiers are just two of the many faces you will recognize in this magnificent film. The entire town comes together to help restore it's once great movie theatre, "The Majestic", where magic use to be seen.
Like any Capra film, Darabont's movie takes it's time to unfold. The basic story is surrounded by small insights into ourselves and how we live. Does what people expect of us make us better? If we become better than who we were, where do we belong then? Peter will have to answer these questions when he remembers who he is. He has come to love Laurie and his 'father' Landau, and may no longer be Peter, at least not the old Peter.
The town who feels betrayed by their favorite son is not the only problem Peter/Luke must deal with.Read more ›
The film is set in the 1950's where Carrey plays a man accused of abeing a communist - he suffers a car accident and loses his memory. He ends up in a town called Lawson, who lost a lot of men in the war. Carrey is mistaken for Luke Trimble, the son of a local man who owns the towns cinema - the majestic.
the relationship between carrey and harry trimble is played to perfection, and the film culminates with some of the best scenes i have ever seen. a suprisingly strong feel good movie.
This movie however is fiction, a nice imagining of how an ordinary person may have stood up to the committee, tho did he just do it because he's a 'horny young man!?'! Lol!
Anyway, not wanting to give the story away, this is a true character movie and well worth the 2.5hrs it takes imo.
Follow that! Well he's made a spirited attempt with this little work,though in my view nothing could get close to his earlier masterpieces.
Its well worth watching,carefully composed and well acted by Carrey who is surprisingly good playing a straight role.
The plot too is well handled and despite its improbability remains believable as worked by Darabont: he has the knack of giving his characters great credibility whether they are criminals or cops,and presents us with a compelling,touching story which is entertaining and keeps the viewer interested right to the conclusion.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Yes it's predictable but it's a couple of hours of fun. Could have been 15 minutes shorter as some parts dragged. It would never win an Oscar but it's good light entertainment.Published 3 days ago by Dill the Dog
So glad I watched this, its a lovely film and Jim Carrey as I have never seen him before. I definitely recommend a watch.Published 4 days ago by N Adams
I came to this movie not expecting much, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It has a lovely charm throughout. I've seem people call it predictable but I don't agree. Read morePublished 7 days ago by mehlika s.
Far too saccharine for my tastes, and I usually like sentimental films - especially those from Frank Darabont. Read morePublished 8 days ago by L. J. M. Humphries
good movie, feelgood movie. Jim on top form, showing he can act too...Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
The DVD is in perfect condition, however the casing wasn't. The DVD casing was dented and the section that holds the DVD in place was slightly broken, which meant the DVD could... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Stockers
I'm surprised at all the good reviews for this film! Sorry, but personally.... I hated it. I found it to be VERY predictable, and sickly-sweet IE over-sentimental. Too much for me. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Philip