Jumbo

Jumbo

Jumbo

In this French drama, a young woman working at an amusement park finds love in the unlikeliest of places - in the form of the park's illuminated mechanical star attraction. More

"Jeanne, a shy young woman, lives at home with her uninhibited bartender mother and works the graveyard shift as a cleaner at an amusement park. Her mother wants her to meet a man, but Jeanne prefers tinkering in her bedroom with wires, light bulbs, and spare parts, creating miniature versions of theme park rides. During her late-night shifts she begins spending intimate time with the alluring new Tilt-A-Whirl ride that she decides to call Jumbo. Finding herself seduced by “his” red lights, smooth chrome, and oily hydraulics, Jeanne concludes that the thrilling new relationship she wants to pursue is with Jumbo." (Sundance Film Festival)

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202093 minsFrance, Belgium, LuxembourgFrench with English subtitles
DramaRomance

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Jumbo | Reviews

A lonely cleaner takes the romantic ride of her life in this high-concept oddity—a debut with jumbo-sized empathy and quirk.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

Too unique to completely discard, and that's what makes Jumbo all the more frustrating.

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Variety

Variety

Despite Wittock's assured first act, the film never quite convinces that machines, as Jeanne swoons, "are just like us - more complicated than you might think."

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BirthMoviesDeath

BirthMoviesDeath

You may love it or you may be a little mixed, but I doubt you'll regret taking the ride.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

None of Wittock's rookie mistakes can stop her debut from being a ride worth taking.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

A romance in which you don't care much for the main guy. You can see the effect he has on the woman, and while you don't laugh at her big emotions for an amusement park ride, you never feel what she does.

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We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

Says more about self-assurance, romantic expression, and the misunderstanding of "weirdness" than most human-on-human takes.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

If nothing else, it's certainly distinctive.

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