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      I Want to Jump

      2023 1h 14m Drama Faith & Spirituality TRAILER for I Want to Jump: Trailer 1 List I Want to Jump: Trailer 1 I Want to Jump: Trailer 1 1:39 View more videos
      Reviews 100% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A true story of a young man, Justin Paulsen's battle between the choice of life and death by suicide and the struggle of the loved ones effected by it. This taboo subject tackles many questions that arise about mental health disorders that many teens deal with that too often lead the one of the leading cause of death to young adults in the United States: suicide. Read More Read Less

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      Kris Y "I Want to Jump" explores the devastating impact of suicide on a young man and his loved ones. It delves into the harrowing choices and mental health struggles that often lead to such tragic outcomes. As someone who lost my husband of 22 years to suicide twelve years ago, this film touched me deeply, resonating with my personal experience of grief and the complexities of dealing with such a profound loss. The movie excels in portraying the stark reality of mental health issues, especially among teens, and the ripple effect they have on families and friends. One of the film's strengths lies in its unflinching look at how different characters cope with Justin's struggle and eventual suicide. The narrative doesn’t shy away from the raw and uncomfortable emotions, presenting a candid look at the confusion, anger, guilt, and sorrow that follow such an event. This honest depiction is both the movie's greatest strength and its most challenging aspect. For viewers like myself, who have walked a similar path of loss, the film can be a deeply cathartic experience, albeit a painful one. This movie is a tough but essential watch. It sheds light on the urgent issue of teen suicide and mental health, offering a narrative that is as much about those left behind as it is about the one who leaves. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/17/24 Full Review DSP S This movie goes beyond entertainment and captures a deeper personal relationship between entertainment and reality. The cast and acting engulf you to feel the connections and fears we all have yet not knowing the courage as well. This movie is a must watch for any and all who have friends and family period! It brings about a genuine appreciation and prevention. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/08/24 Full Review Patrick W This movie deals with tragedy and grief in a straight-forward and heart-filled manner. The message is more important than the simple but competent filmmaking. A son's suicidal thoughts and tragic actions compel a faith-filled family to come to terms with their confused, conflicted, and heart-wrenched emotions. Seeing how the different characters deal with the situation is one of the strengths of this movie. Jana Lee Hamblin as the mother is especially poignant and thoughtful in her performance. More attention spent on exploring the son's compulsions might have provided more context to his situation. The story however focuses on how those who love someone deal with tragic actions beyond their control and understanding. This provides a strong dose of realism to the action and makes the story all the more poignant. It was a tough watch but sharing this story might help others experiencing a similar situation. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/24 Full Review Doggie Dream Productions Even if I had not seen the words, "Based on a true story" leading into this story, I think I would have nonetheless known this movie was too real, too genuine, not to be be based on reality. It is story centered around the tragedy of teen suicide. And about the mental health issues that can often lead to suicide. As I said, this story just felt so real, so painfully lived in, that I would never have believed it was total fiction. It's a sad but compelling story. And I feel it's an important film. Particularly for any parents who might be dealing with any child's mental health issues. I'll also add that among other things, this is a faith based filmed. I am not a Christian, and yet I had no problems relating to the parents or others in the faith community depicted. I share that so anyone who might not be faith oriented will not feel that this film is unapproachable for them. The characters are so human, I think almost anyone with a heart will find this a story that draws them in. A very well written, directed and acted movie. I'm very glad I discovered this film. It is not one I will forget. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A true story of a young man, Justin Paulsen's battle between the choice of life and death by suicide and the struggle of the loved ones effected by it. This taboo subject tackles many questions that arise about mental health disorders that many teens deal with that too often lead the one of the leading cause of death to young adults in the United States: suicide.
      Director
      Jason Campbell
      Screenwriter
      Jason Campbell
      Distributor
      Indie Rights
      Genre
      Drama, Faith & Spirituality
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2023
      Runtime
      1h 14m