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Divorcing Jack (1998)

 -  Thriller | Comedy  -  2 October 1998 (UK)
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Black romantic comedy set around the troubled "peace process" and its effect on a cynical Belfast hack.

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Storyline

A married drunk hooks up with the ex-girlfriend of a vicious local criminal. He gets booted out of home for his infidelity, has a murderer on his tail, and must try to write the story of his life in order to save his journalism job. He gets help from a stripper dressed as a nun and goes undercover dressed as Shaggy from Scooby Doo. He finds a drinking buddy in an American fellow journalist. Written by K. Wedgwood

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£121,394 (UK) (2 October 1998)

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£375,657 (UK) (23 October 1998)
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Trivia

The Post Office exterior scene is an insurance brokers in Pomeroy, County Tyrone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dan: [voiceover] When I was 8 years old, I woke up in the middle of the night and found my brother pissing on my typewriter. I decided then and there that there was something wonderful about alcohol.
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After the credits roll the taxi driver can be heard screaming her catchphrase: "Fuck away off and die!" See more »

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That Old Familiar Feeling
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A black comedy as a black comedy should be
27 May 1999 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Divorcing Jack is one of the best films i have ever seen. It'll have you rolling on the floor laughing one minute and gaping in horror the next. It puts me in mind of films like MASH and Catch-22 - using comedy to make you feel comfortable and then, when you least expect it, shocking you back to the realities of war. It's gritty, funny, horrifying, just as a black comedy should be.


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