The movie is about a boy with a unique aging disorder: one that makes him age 4 times faster than normal. It picks up when Jack (Robin Williams) is 10 years old, but looks 40. He tries to go to public school for the first time, and to become friends with kids his own age. His physical appearance causes him lots of problems, however. Written by
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The quote, "This place is for fun," by Al Nalbandian as the principal is a reprise of one of his few lines in American Graffiti, in which he is also associated with Francis Ford Coppola. In that film Nalbandian innocently affirms for the Pharoahs gang that the miniature golf spot was for fun, although the gang had, moments before, broken into the pinball machines much to Curt's horror. See more »
The night before Jack's first day of school, he goes to sleep in his parents' bed, but when he wakes up the next morning, he is back in his own bed. See more »
What do I want to be when I grow up? Alive.
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At the end of the music, Jack's classmates can be heard calling for him to come out and play. See more »
I do not think Jack is as bad as it is made out to be, but it is one of my least favourite Francis Ford Coppola films. The film is overlong, has some weak spots in the script and drags a bit at times. However, it does look decent, with the cinematography and sceneries nicely done, the soundtrack is credible enough, Coppola directs admirably and I loved the concept(reminded me a bit of Big). Robin Williams also gives an exuberant turn in the lead, while Diane Lane and Brian Kerwin are subtle and Jennifer Lopez is surprisingly sweet and believable. Overall, Jack is a decent enough film. It is lacking a bit and one of the weaker films of a truly great director, but it is worth seeing for Williams and the concept. 6/10 Bethany Cox
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