Jolt is a 2021 American action comedy film directed by Tanya Wexler and adapted from a script by Scott Wascha. Kate Beckinsale, Bobby Cannavale, Laverne Cox, Stanley Tucci, and Jai Courtney feature in the picture. Amazon Studios released it on July 23, 2021.
Jolt Movie Release Date
Amazon Studios released it on July 23, 2021.
Jolt Movie Storyline
Through childhood episodes, an opening montage immediately establishes Lindy’s Intermittent Explosive Disorder. One of the possible causes of her anger issues is a lack of parental love. Lindy suffered and was never able to find the love she craved. Doctors separated her as a youngster for the sake of others’ safety. The excess cortisol in her body gave her incredible physical abilities. Lindy’s strength drew the attention of the military and intelligence organizations, who exploited her one-of-a-kind talent. Until she discovered a startling remedy for her uncontrollable rage.
Lindy now has an electric shock device implanted in her body. It exposes her to a jolt, assisting her in reducing and controlling her fury. A wireless remote dangling from her wrist controls the instrument.
Lindy, who is single and looking for love, walks into a restaurant to meet her blind date, Justin (Jai Courtney), a chartered accountant. Lindy wants to quit the date as soon as she sits down at the table, but a charming Justin makes her feel at ease and persuades her to stay. Lindy’s fury is stoked by a nasty waiter in the bathroom, and she bursts. She shatters the waitress’s neck and flees the date.
Lindy’s psychiatrist, Dr. Munchin (Stanley Tucci), who also invented her shock bodywear, persuades her that the mechanism isn’t a long-term solution for her IED. It’s only a brief respite. Lindy must deal with her past and form close human bonds in order to heal. She decides to give Justin a second opportunity and schedules a meeting with him. The lovers quickly become at ease, until Lindy learns on their third date that Justin has been shot. She starts on a vindictive expedition to eliminate Justin’s murderer in her wrath.
Jolt Movie Cast
- Kate Beckinsale as Lindy Lewis
- Bobby Cannavale as Detective Vicars
- Stanley Tucci as Dr. Ivan Munchin
- Jai Courtney as Justin
- David Bradley as Gareth Fizel
- Ori Pfeffer as Delacroix
- Susan Sarandon as Woman With No Name
Jolt Movie Wiki
Directed by Tanya Wexler
Written by Scott Wascha
Robert Van Norden
Cinematography Jules O’Loughlin
Michael J. Duthie
Music by Dominic Lewis
Busted Shark Productions
Campbell Grobman Films
Distributed by Amazon Studios
July 23, 2021
Running time 91 minutes
Country United States
Jolt Movie Review
“Jolt,” a frantic and cold-to-the-touch film with anxious set pieces and paper-thin characters, follows the misadventures of the aforementioned New Yorker, an unpredictably tough woman cursed with a rare neurological disorder that makes it impossible for her to manage her anger and control her violent impulses triggered by irritating strangers. Truth be told, certain characters in the film—from irritable man-spreaders on the train to pompous bigwigs unpleasant to service staff—put one’s patience to the test, and may even deserve the kind violent wrath Lindy feels compelled to spew at various hours of the day.
Lindy has little choice but to participate in the unpleasant experimental treatment her mysterious, sometimes patronizing psychiatrist Dr. Munchin (Stanley Tucci) seems to have created in order to live in a world and metropolis where rudeness is often the norm or at best background noise. He continues telling Lindy that the electroshock vest she’s supposed to wear and activate with a push-button whenever she feels the impulse to beat the living daylights out of someone isn’t a cure. His cautions, however, go unheeded. Lindy, alone and lonely, liberally employs and abuses her daily allowance of the titular jolt to obstruct herself (but Wexler still depicts this in bleak but amusing detail). the kind of violence Lindy fantasizes about in her head), necessitating a dosage adjustment on the device.
When the esoteric Justin (Jai Courtney) enters Lindy’s life as a blind date, one she first dismisses quickly but then warms up to, things start to look up for her. Could a chance at temporary courtship, even romance, and marriage be in store for her? Justin, unfortunately, does not stay long enough for Lindy to find out. After falling victim to a murky murder scheme and leaving Lindy as the lead suspect, the high-powered lawyer abruptly flees the picture, placing a pair of detectives on her tail—Laverne Cox’s fiercely competent Nevin and Bobby Cannavale’s amusingly slack Vicars.
Lindy takes matters into her own hands to clear her name and find Justin’s killers, armed only with a random set of physical skills and a strange condition that makes her fearless.
Like David Leitch’s recent “Atomic Blonde,” “Jolt” takes pride in its vibrant color palette, quick-witted cinematography, ostentatiously detailed production design (if you can forgive the film’s New York looking painfully set-designed and nothing like the real city), and a badass female lead who isn’t afraid to punch and combat her way forward. However, it suffers from debuting scribe Scott Wascha’s haphazardly written script, a flaw that also plagued the Charlize Theron-starring film.
In that regard, “Jolt” delivers a pair of unconvincing twists and turns in its final act, aided by compellingly directed fight sequences that hint at the kind of scrappiness Wexler had previously demonstrated with films like “Hysteria” and “Buffaloed.” But, despite an obviously resourceful director at the helm and a more-than-game Beckinsale with proven genre chops, the film ultimately eludes the audience So much so that when Wascha finally reveals what he has up his sleeve, it fizzles out almost immediately, barely eliciting a shrug instead of the shudder it aims for.