Jamie Marks Is Dead 2014
1h 41min | Drama | 19 January 2014 (USA)
In a wintry small town, the body of a teenager named Jamie Marks is found by the river. Adam, the star of his cross-country team, becomes fascinated with Jamie-a boy nobody really knew or interacted with, except occasionally to bully him. When Jamie’s ghost begins to appear both to Adam and Gracie, the classmate who discovered the body, Adam is caught between two worlds. He has a budding romance with Gracie, but he also feels a deep connection to Jamie, who brings him closer to the world of the undead.
The title is very clear on one thing. Which doesn’t mean we don’t get to see the character (rather the actor playing that character) on screen. It’s a very weird movie with a strange feel to it. It’s tough to describe especially because our main character is very inactive and very closed to himself. But that makes him interesting (not only for the viewer but for other characters as you’ll see).
You might not agree and find this “boring”, which is a possibility and wouldn’t be surprising with a movie like this. But if you can stay and stick with this, there is something there that you won’t find in many other movies. For better or worse this is different!
Director: Carter Smith
Writers: Christopher Barzak (novel), Carter Smith (screenplay)
Stars: Morgan Saylor, Noah Silver, Cameron Monaghan