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Jack [DVD] [1996]

Robin Williams , Diane Lane , Francis Ford Coppola    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Brian Kerwin, Jennifer Lopez, Bill Cosby
  • Directors: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Writers: Gary Nadeau, James DeMonaco
  • Producers: Francis Ford Coppola, Doug Claybourne, Fred Fuchs, Ricardo Mestres
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Italian, English, French
  • Subtitles: English, Dutch, Portuguese
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios HE
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Feb 2001
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CXT7
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,589 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Jack is Francis Coppola at his most pointless noodling, looking for the film he wants to make instead of just making it. Robin Williams stars as 10-year-old Jack, a boy with an inexplicable disease that ages him at four times the normal human rate. Kept at home like a contemporary Boo Radley, Jack becomes a neighbourhood legend until his parents relent and send him to school. In time, the other kids befriend him and stay loyal as his hyperdevelopment puts a strain on his body and emotions. The idea is sound, but the execution is a bore. The best the script and Coppola can come up with are painfully long scenes in which Williams's character proves himself on the playground and in gross-out contests in a tree house. Coppola fishes around for signs of life and spontaneity in these scenes, but the film is actually best when Jack has to cope with certain feelings in his mature body (such as his attraction to a character played by Fran Drescher) that he isn't prepared for emotionally. Jack would have been a lot better if Coppola had embraced a plan from beginning to end and stuck to it. --Tom Keogh,

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audio in italianofiglio di genitori americani normalissimi, jack nasce con un dna che lo fa crescere a una velocita' quattro volte superiore alla norma, cosicche' a dieci anni, con l'eta' mentale di un decenne, ha il corpo di un quarantenne, cioe' di williams. in quel momento i genitori decidono di mandarlo a scuola. sette anni dopo, l'epilogo con l'attore truccato da sessantenne con messaggio incorporato sulla brevita' della vita e sul dovere di non sciuparla. scritto da james de monaco e gary nadeau, il 18 film di coppola rivela la dimensione patetica della sua poetica in modi sentimentali quasi insopportabili e risulta nettamente inferiore a peggy sue si e' sposata (1986) che aveva un tema analogo.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet and amusing 29 Oct 2007
There are two things to keep in mind when approaching 'Jack'. The first is the fact that this is a family film made by Coppola, the famed director of numerous masterful dramas. The second is that Robbin Williams is genius and maybe his mawkish behaviour is not suitable for such a character. If there was ever a third it would be the fact that this is a movie critics love to poke fun at.
Whatever you would have heard, just remember that 'Jack' is classic, touching and beautifally filmed. ESPECIALLY do not pay attention to the Amazon reviewer as the majority have voted him out already!
It has a sweet plot and is ultimately the film with nostalgia centered inside the middle. Like a chocolate cake. That's what Jack is, a chocolate cake. Don't forget it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely 8 Aug 2013
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This was a very influential childhood film that I wanted to re watch and it didn't disappoint. While not medically accurate, robin Williams acting is fantastic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great family film 25 July 2008
By Jo
Yet another great Robin Williams film - his portrayal of a young boy is brilliant - funny and moving. The film had me laughing in parts and crying in others. It's a great family movie - funny, sad and touching all at the same time. I would recommend 'Jack' to anyone!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very life affirming 4 Nov 2013
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It's funny and very moving. I haven't seen it in over 10 years, but I still love it. Not Oscar worthy, but still very good entertainment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars From video to DVD 1 Aug 2013
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We had this film a few years ago , it's funny,sad all in one package! If you need to sit down with the family and enjoy a good film check this one out . Brilliant
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant film 28 April 2013
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I so enjoyed this tender but true to life story of jack who lives life trapped inside the child that never grew up..I think its great to see how this can affect many with this problem and how jacks loving innocent nature portrays through the world as seen by his eyes and mind.
It will make you laugh and also shed a few tears and robin williams was a great choice when picked for lead role as he really gets into the character and gives a full upstanding performance.
If never seen this film your missing out and would say get online and order it as you won,t be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars who doesnt love robin williams right? 22 Mar 2013
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a great great film one of my childhood classics! i highly recommend watching this film one of robin williams best!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great value for money - happy customer 4 July 2014
By Clark09
arrived as expected and in the clear packaging - unopened.

good value for money and a good, fun film to watch!

recommended family film!
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