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Jump Tomorrow (Life: A User's Manual)
A lovelorn matchmaker tries to set up two people about to be married -- but not to each other -- in this independent romantic comedy. George (Tunde Adebimpe) is a Nigerian expatriate living in upstate New York, where he has pledged to marry a woman in a marriage arranged for him in childhood, though he's not especially enthusiastic about the idea. George goes to Buffalo to pick up his fiancée as she arrives in America, only to discover she's already moved on to Niagara Falls, where the wedding will be held in three days. On his way back home, an annoyed and downcast George meets Gerard… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sweet-natured and goofy and funny in all the right places."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A delightfully deadpan comedy about the liberating power of love."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"A formulaic road film (about finding oneself) with some possibility of being unpredictable until its predictable sweet ending."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"These are just stock characters without an original thought in their heads."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"The characters are vivid and endearing."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"If Jump Tomorrow is any barometer, [Hopkins] should have a bright future."
‑ Jane Sumner, Dallas Morning News
"It cheerfully if often recklessly leaps across barriers of race, culture, custom and habit to assure viewers that love, after all, conquers all."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"Fresh points of view and lovable characters make Jump Tomorrow more than just a formula romance."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
"This unpretentious, entertaining little comedy of culture clashes marks a solid feature debut for British writer/director Joel Hopkins."
‑ Keith H. Brown, Eye for Film
"I loved Jump Tomorrow ... for a heart that beats with wisdom and warmth and nary a trace of contrivance or sticky manipulation."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"A sweet little oddity that ultimately leaves you -- and George -- with a smile."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"Doesn't so much charm as insinuate; like its female protagonist, it's under your skin before you know it."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"George is one of the great characters in recent memory and, along with the comedy of Gerard and the free-spiritedness of Alicia, the film works on almost all levels."
‑ Anthony Miele, Film Threat
"Though the lackadaisical style becomes tiresome after a while, the film is ultimately held together by star-in- the-making Adebimpe."
‑ Neil Smith, BBC
"One of those stories where two opposites meet and learn important lessons from each other, but it doesn't feel like a lesson movie."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
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