• Jack Goes Boating (2010)

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Release Date: September 17th, 2010

DVD Release Date: January 18th, 2011

R|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Single Jack (Philip Seymour Hoffman) drives a limo for a living and has a best friend, Clyde (John Ortiz), a married co-worker. Clyde and his wife decide to set up Jack with another friend, Connie (Amy Ryan). Jack and Connie hit it off, and a tentative romance blossoms, inspiring Jack to take cooking lessons, learn to swim, and apply for his dream job. However, as that relationship grows stronger, Clyde and his wife find their marriage crumbling.

Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz, Amy Ryan, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Thomas McCarthy, Richard Petrocelli, Shawna Bermender, Salvatore Inzerillo

Director: Philip Hoffman

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Big Beach, Cooper's Town

Distributors: Overture Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The performances are uniformly top-notch. It was a treat to see Ortiz, an actor known on screen mostly for his impressive cameos in movies like "El Cantante," in a leading part enabling him to express his considerable emotional range. show more

  • Hoffman emerges as a confident film director with visual flair and, no surprise, a remarkable ability to maximize his fellow actors' work. show more

  • The movie stays alert to the dreams and disappointments of four average people on an emotional roller coaster. It's a sublimely acted movie, hilarious and heartfelt. show more

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