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Jack (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 20 June 2004
Jack (Anton Yelchin) is busy with adolescence when he realizes his parents are divorcing and even worse, his dad is gay. After some bittersweet experiences, Jack learns no family is perfect, but his own is more caring, supportive, and stronger than he knew.


Lee Rose


A.M. Homes (teleplay), A.M. Homes (novel)
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stockard Channing ... Anne
Ron Silver ... Paul
Anton Yelchin ... Jack
Erich Anderson ... Steve Burka
Brent Spiner ... Vernon
Andrew Airlie ... Michael
Wendy Crewson ... Elaine Burka
Giacomo Baessato ... Max
Britt Irvin ... Maggie
Paul McGillion ... Bob
Ryan Drescher Ryan Drescher ... Sammy
Jano Frandsen Jano Frandsen ... John Rogers
Kevin Blatch ... Jim
Jordan Weller Jordan Weller ... Eddie Hayes
Blu Mankuma ... Coach


Jack (Anton Yelchin), in full puberty, not only has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. He slowly comes to terms with his own feelings when the girl on whom he has a crush turns out to have a gay dad as well, and his best friend's parents end up not having the perfect marriage Jack thought they had. Written by Frances Joan

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She's coming apart, he's coming out. Raising your parents isn't easy.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material

Did You Know?


Stockard Channing and Ron Silver appeared on The West Wing (1999). See more »


References The African Queen (1951) See more »

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Beautiful Truthful moments...
8 November 2004 | by LeaLeaSee all my reviews

Rarely does a movie so captivate me with its honesty. This movie was extremely well done, and the characters are truthful, to a painful degree. The relationship between each one of them is a genuine experience for the viewer. I lost myself in the complexities that existed between the family, and the dynamic between each member of this crumbling family unit. I believe that we will see great things from Anton Yelchin in the future. His deadpan delivery of the poetically tragic events of puberty make for a beautiful personification of his character. My heart hurt for him, and I found myself loving his character and hating the end of the movie. This is a movie that should have gotten more publicity, for I hadn't even heard of it when I luckily found it on cable...

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Release Date:

20 June 2004 (USA) See more »

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(Showtime Library Print)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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