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Review: 'Jump' falls short in humorless adaptation of play
Review: 'Jump' falls short in humorless adaptation of play

Northern Irish playwright Lisa McGee fashioned her piece "Jump" as a comedic thriller — likely with 1990s Quentin Tarantino in mind, with wisecracking thugs and reckless lovebirds teleported between different timelines in a maze-like narrative. When first staged in the 2000s, critics noted the play's cinematic potential. However, the humorless film adaptation by director Kieron J. Walsh (of "When Brendan Met Trudy") and writing partner Steve Brookes brings to mind something other than pulp fiction. The film immediately recalls one of Garry Marshall's rip-offs of "Love Actually," "New Year's Eve," populated by hollow, shiftless youths who are the Northern Irish contemporaries of Morvern...

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