Randall RUBIN (Transcendental Inc.), Jon SCHRODER (Transcendental Inc.), Ed SANDERS (Transcendental Inc.)
Welcome to American suburbia, a place where the image of the “perfect family” is so meticulously cultivated that friends, neighbors, even the closest of family, have no idea what truly lies beneath the surface. For JIMMY (Edward Furlong), a hyper-intelligent, college dropout, exposing the truth is something he does only by accident. He’s obsessed with his handheld video camera which he uses to tape anything and everything in his life, playing God with the lens. He manipulates his parents, their friends, even his therapist, entirely for his own amusement. Things take a turn when Jimmy refocuses his attentions on JUDY (Rachael Bella). She is a timid ingénue who’s constantly being bullied at school. Hoping to gain her affections, he exacts revenge upon her enemies and tapes himself in the act. When Judy sees it, she quickly falls in love with her passionate protector, and the two become entangled in a whirlwind romance. Exploring sex, drugs, gunplay, even petty theft, the two fall desperately in love, videotaping everything they do, but their escalating antics inevitably lead to disaster. After a freak roadside accident and a desperate encounter with the cops, Jimmy and Judy find themselves on the run from the law and are forced to seek refuge in the underbelly of America just to survive. JIMMY AND JUDY is a film that highlights what Middle America so desperately tries to hide—mental illness, violence, sexual perversions, drug abuse, and family dysfunction—all captured entirely on HOME VIDEO by two misfit teenagers who fall in love while making their way across the country in search of an elusive teenage nirvana.