Jim Carrey takes another seriocomic turn in The Majestic as beleaguered B-list Hollywood screenwriter (and accused Communist) Peter Appleton. After a car accident, Appleton washes up memoryless in a picturesquely quaint California coastal town, and its residents deem him their long-lost war hero. Director Frank Darabont (”The Green Mile”) tries his darnedest to channel Frank Capra, but what starts out as an idyllic stroll through small-town sensibilities ultimately stretches into an overlong thematic mess. How unfortunate that for all the emotional grandeur this film tries to evoke, it ends up signifying nothing.
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