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Jack the Dog (2001)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  22 January 2001 (USA)
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Jack is a womanizer, but settles down with Faith. When the marriage falls apart due to Jack's desire for women, he gets shared custody of his son. Living with his son, slowly things in the mind of Jack are changing.

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Alfred Stieglitz
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Faith's Attorney
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Jack is a successful photographer who has always been a womanizer. But at one point in his life he wants to settle down. He marries Faith and together they have a son, Sam. But things aren't working out that well as the two, due to Jack's active working life, grow apart more and more. When Jack can't control himself anymore and starts an affair with Hope, the marriage is over. Faith moves to London to marry the wealthy Klaus and wants to take Sam with her. But Jack wants his son with him and both agree to shared custody. Jack desire for women doesn't vanish, but living together with his son slowly brings a change in him. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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1 March 2002 | by (South Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

Wow, this movie was amazing. Ladies, don't turn off the TV too quickly; even though the beginning may appear to be a "guy flick", this is a very moving film. TRUST ME, you'll end up wanting your boyfriend to see it because it clearly depicts what CAN happen when a boy doesn't know when to say "enough is enough" and take, albeit giant for some, that step into becoming a responsible man.

Being a young adult male, I was quite taken at the way I felt at the movie's conclusion in comparison to how I felt at it's opening. I actually laughed out loud at some of my own memories of the "dog days". I am grateful that, in my early 30's, I discovered things about women other than just sex. However, in Jack's case, the toll of his foolishness cost him something far greater than money or fame.

In my life, I have friends who resemble Jack. I only pray they will figure it all out before finding a wife and having children. Life is far too long to live it alone.

This movie will make you laugh and it will make you cry. Nestor and Andrew give an outstanding performance. And for all the "dogz" out there, this movie is packed with TNA. Uh, sorry about that .. I am a man, after all.


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