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Life: A User's Manual (2001)

Jump Tomorrow (original title)
A young Nigerian man on the verge of being in an arranged marriage, suddenly questions his situation after an encounter with a stunning Latin woman, who is also about to be married.

Director:

Joel Hopkins

Writers:

Joel Hopkins (screenplay), Joel Hopkins (short story "Jorge") | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tunde Adebimpe ... George Abiola
Raul A. Reyes ... Co-Worker
Alan Gryfe Alan Gryfe ... Teacher
Amy Sedaris ... Other Student in Class
Arthur Anderson Arthur Anderson ... Jeweler
Leisa Heintzelman Leisa Heintzelman ... Airport Official
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... George's Uncle
Natalia Verbeke ... Alicia
Hippolyte Girardot ... Gerard
Murielle Arden Murielle Arden ... Claudette Chadoutard
James Wilby ... Nathan
Kaili Vernoff ... Heather Leather
William Barry William Barry ... Compere
Carole Bayeux Carole Bayeux ... PVC Girl
Gene Ruffini Gene Ruffini ... Great Uncle
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Storyline

George, a passive and sometimes expressionless Nigerian, arrives at the Buffalo airport to meet the women his family has arranged for him to marry. He's late, she's gone on to Niagara Falls, so he has two days, traveling slowly and reluctantly, to get to the wedding. At the airport, he meets Alicia, a lively Latin, going with her boyfriend to see her family. George is smitten. Partly by happenstance, and partly by the designs of Gerard, a romantic and manic Frenchman George meets at the airport, his path crosses Alicia's a few times. As Gerard puts it, George should seize the chance to see what happens with Alicia - he can always jump tomorrow. Can George take on fate and custom? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, mild sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

9 November 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Joel Hopkins Untitled See more »

Filming Locations:

Buffalo, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,236, 8 July 2001

Gross USA:

$33,236

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,236
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of Jorge (1998) See more »

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Sweet Lipped Chocolate Muffin
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Performed by Stratotanker
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Amazing Film!
16 March 2006 | by sandletting_goSee all my reviews

This is what a genuine love story should be all about. I was amazed I had never heard of this film and how truly good it is. The writing, directing and acting are truly superb. All the characters are likable, except the obvious ones, and one seems to form a bond with them. Whether it be true friendship, love, emotions, feelings... well, this film has it all. There is great chemistry between Adebimpe and Verbeke. Girardot serves as a dysfunctional guardian angel to Adebimpe and as comic relief in scenes where there is supposed to be some tension. Although, this film is completely hilarious. Love may not be a science, but it is honestly such a complex subject to understand. Just go with the flow and watch this excellent film.


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