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Jack Goes Boating (2010)

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A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.

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(screenplay) (as Bob Glaudini), (play) (as Bob Glaudini)
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Storyline

Jack is a shy and awkward man who drives a limo and lives an unassuming life. His friend and co-worker, Clyde, and his wife Lucy, feel sorry for Jack and set him up on a blind date with Connie. Connie shares Jack's shyness and awkwardness, but through each other they seem to be able to find solace within themselves. Trouble might be brewing in paradise though, as Clyde and Lucy's marriage stumbles just as Jack and Connie's relationship grows. Written by napierslogs

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In love you either sink or swim

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language, drug use and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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29 December 2010 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Jack & Connie  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$28,916 (USA) (17 September 2010)

Gross:

$538,808 (USA) (10 December 2010)
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's first and only directorial effort. See more »

Quotes

Connie: I even imagined it with you.
Jack: That's... yeah.
Connie: In a bathtub, I imagined I was with you.
Jack: You took a bath?
Connie: No, I was in a bathtub imagining it was a pitch black night. We were in a bed in a spaceship flying through superspace.
Jack: That... that's a long way off... space travel for tourists.
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Peace Piece
Written by Bill Evans
Performed by Bill Evans
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc
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It's awfully boring
30 January 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is a tale of two couples in New York, whose love and betrayal unfold as their friendship progresses.

As a drama about the relationship between four people, you would expect the characters to be interesting, dynamic and simply alive. However, in "Jack Goes Boating", the characters are not sculpted or portrayed in the way that makes you care about them. None of them are interesting or sympathetic. There is little chemistry between the characters, seeing them in one room together is more like them having separate monologues about different topics. There is simply no connection between the characters, also between characters and viewers. The dialogs are bland and boring. The pacing is so slow that almost nothing happens in the 85 minutes of screen time. "Jack Goes Boating" to me is an abysmal failure.


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