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Jack (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 20 June 2004
Jack, 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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Lee Rose

Writers:

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

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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, 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 he has a crush on turn 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2004 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Showtime Library Print)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Stockard Channing and Ron Silver also appeared as regular characters in The West Wing. See more »

Connections

References The African Queen (1951) See more »

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Great low-profile film!...
17 January 2005 | by casch0101See all my reviews

Every commentator already said what I have to say. Wonderful movie, great performances, great script, etc. I saw this movie at Hallmark yesterday (Sunday Jan.17, 2005). Didn't catch it from the start but today I entered IMDb.com to search for "Silver and Channing working together" and found the title. The piece is great, and it is a pleasant surprise to watch a recent (2004) movie at a non-premium channel (Hallmark) as per my cable provider here in Paraguay. It is definitively a movie to discuss about with our kids (I am a father of 3, two boys: 26 and 21 and a 15-year old girl), especially here down in the middle of South America in our land-locked country where such situations do appear, though probably not as frequently as in USA, I guess (i.e., parents with children later on becoming functionally gay). I found Jack's crush on the beaten wife especially moving and as real as it probably happened to many a youngster with a beautiful and lovely teacher, aunt, classmate's mother, whatever...


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