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Matching Jack (2010)

A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.

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A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.

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Jacinda Barrett (Best Actress) and James Nesbitt (Best Actor) were both nominated for awards at the Milan International Film Festival in 2011. Matching Jack walked away with 3 awards that night: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay. See more »

Goofs

During Jack and Finn's boat trip, Jack is wearing a woolen, solid light gray hat. Back in the shack right after the trip, his hat is beige with a pattern. See more »

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Carrickfergus
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Performed by Lynnelle Moran , Dan West, Ewen Baker and Peter Sheehan
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It Could Have Been Much Worse
21 July 2013 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Interesting that the comments for this film are very lukewarm but this film could have been far worse than it worked out . Get a little kid , give him a life threatening illness and if that's not bad enough get his mother to find out that the boy's father is a total slag who likes to play away from home and you've got a disease of the week type TVM that causes audience diabetes down to sugary manipulation by the producers

I'm not entirely sure what stops it from descending in to pure cynical mawkishness but I can make a very good educated guess and that is the cast work very well along with a screenplay that fleshes out the characters . James Nesbitt might be one of those divisive actors but here his oft played cheeky Irish chappy is put to good use and makes for a genuinely likable character in a film that whilst never being classic drama is at least watchable


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