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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.

Director:

Lee Rose

Writers:

A.M. Homes (teleplay), A.M. Homes (novel)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material
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Stockard Channing and Ron Silver appeared on The West Wing (1999). See more »

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References The African Queen (1951) See more »

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A good honest movie that gives you something to think about.
16 September 2005 | by celenazincSee all my reviews

This was an honest and moving film. The actors all did fine jobs, adults and children alike. Some movies seem to try to convince you of something while you're watching, this one didn't. It was simply a good story that makes you think. You're watching this family's life unfold in front of you (or fall apart in front of you depending on how you want to look at it). There are sort of two stories going on at once and both are interesting. The second story involves domestic violence and seeing the kids and their different reactions was interesting. This movie basically revolves around parents that both adore their son Jack yet he's presented with a lot to deal with. The second family in the story have their own more common problems and while the mom in that family (Wendy Crewson) seems like a total sweetheart and a doting, loving mom and friend, she is also dealing with her own huge problems at home. All of the trials these people endure they handle well for the most part. It is an interesting laid back movie. The kid that played Jack was cool in this movie and Stockard Channing was awesome (as usual) as was Wendy Crewson (despite her smaller role).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2004 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Showtime Library Print)

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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