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Jack Goes Boating

2 Ratings: 3.5
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   Jack Goes Boating is a 2007 play by Bob Glaudini. An unconventional romantic comedy set in the midst of working-class New York City life, Jack Goes Boating's original production was directed by Peter Dubois and starred Phillip … see full wiki

Tags: Movie, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz, Daphne Rubinvega, Beth Cole, Jack Goes Boating
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: 23 September 2010 (USA)
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about Jack Goes Boating
review by . June 14, 2011
JACK GOES BOATING sneaks up on you. With a very small cast, very little dialogue, slow movement, and stuttered sound this little film slowly unravels a story about reconstructing tenuous lives for two awkward and damaged people who wrongly place their role models in the personas of pathological people. Robert Glaudini wrote the play on which this film is based and then thankfully wrote the screenplay for its transfer to film. Philip Seymour Hoffman produces, directs and stars, and once again proving …
review by . February 05, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****     Why is Philip Seymour Hoffman always in such depressing movies? His 2007 drama "The Savages" was enough to piss some depression-haters off, while his 2009 animated gem "Mary and Max" wasn't exactly a "happy" film either. "Jack Goes Boating" is a typically Hoffman film; depressing but deep. The only catch is that Hoffman directed the film, making it his directorial debut. Hoffman doesn't really deliver anything new with this film; although he manages to make …
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