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Jack Goes Boating [Blu-ray] [2010] [US Import]

Philip Seymour Hoffman , Amy Ryan , Philip Seymour Hoffman    Blu-ray
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, Richard Petrocelli, Thomas McCarthy
  • Directors: Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Writers: Robert Glaudini
  • Producers: John Ortiz, Beth O'Neil, Emily Ziff, George Paaswell, Marc Turtletaub
  • Format: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Jan 2011
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002LVVCK8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 225,324 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jack and Connie 4 Feb 2011
Format:DVD
Philip Seymour Hoffman makes the directorial debut in this movie, in addition to being the lead actor. The movie is a sad-sack love story about a limo driver named Jack (Hoffman) and his girlfriend Connie (Amy Ryan). Connie tries to have a positive impact on his life by getting him to learn cooking and swimming. We see a contrast in the lives of Jack and Connie and their best friends Clyde (John Ortiz) and Lucy (Daphne Rubin-Vega). The love life warms up for Jack and Connie as the story unfolds but it gets sour for their friends Clyde and Lucy. We see an effort on the side of Jack and Connie to reach out for each other with a touch of humor. The key part of the movie is the director's ability to handle a relationship problem of the lead character's best friends to make it an appealing act. Hoffman has done a good job in his directorial debut, but as one expected he shines better as an actor. The subway scene and a dinner party are some of the interesting episodes of the movie. It is fun to watch this move.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely observation of life 26 Feb 2014
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This film is a wonderful observation of life - made more poignant because we will never get to see more from Seymour Hoffman as a director. All the subtle skills that he brought as an actor to every part he played is here - both as actor and director..you will never get more involved in someone learning to swim or someone cooking dinner, ever again. The perfect film for many rainy afternoons...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This film is (too) zany at times, but mostly ok. 28 Nov 2011
Format:DVD
This quirky little play to film is sometimes moving, very well acted, but most importantly awkward at times.

It hails imagination, mostly in its début direction by Hoffman and almost has a British feel to this almost independent bit of film-making. It surrounds a relationship triangle and overall is a light, comic-like love story drama.

It will definitely help if you are a Hoffman fan, as it has a lot of hid DNA expectedly. It does combine sadness, optimism, tragedy and wit well, with droplets of bizzarity along the way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jack goes boating . 22 April 2014
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Philip Seymour Hoffman was totally believable in this movie .The characters were really well rounded , A real rollercoaster of a movie
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