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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.

Writers:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Jack
John Ortiz ... Clyde
Richard Petrocelli ... Uncle Frank
Tom McCarthy ... Dr. Bob Thomas
Amy Ryan ... Connie
Daphne Rubin-Vega ... Lucy
Lola Glaudini ... Italian Woman
Rafael Osorio Rafael Osorio ... Ungainly Swimmer (as Ralph Osorio)
Stephen Adly Guirgis ... MTA Worker
Mason Pettit ... Drunk Man on Subway
Trevor Long ... Waldorf Doorman
Stephen Mailer ... Happy Husband
Elizabeth Rainer Elizabeth Rainer ... Happy Wife
Theodore Mailer Theodore Mailer ... Young Son
Count Stovall ... Men's Room Attendant
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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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Taglines:

In love you either sink or swim

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack & Connie See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,916, 19 September 2010

Gross USA:

$541,992

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$783,297
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Philip Seymour Hoffman's first and only directorial effort. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Don't worry, I'm a good swimmer.
Connie: I knew you'd be good.
Jack: I am for you.
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Soundtracks

Where is My Love
Written by Cat Power (as Chan Marshall)
Performed by Cat Power
Courtesy of Matador Records
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Beginning/end of relationships
13 July 2011 | by artigaoSee all my reviews

Perhaps the best way to watch Seymour's movie is without knowing a word about it as I did, and being enchanted by the magic on this film filled with the lights and shadows that can be found in two love parallel stories. Four characters played deeply by all the actors/actresses that carry you to the cold and meaningless streets of any big city where any story can develop to show you that we are still human and in any corner you have feelings and emotions. Beautiful screenplay where you follow the characters growing,applying the quote that the only normal people are the ones you do not know very well (Frédérick Jézégou). Perhaps being mature when you start a relationship means you can see around to other's mistakes trying to avoid them. Although not quite sure if you will finally behave in the same way. Brilliant film worth to see and being surprised by big Philip Seymour who should have a whole shelf in his house filled with Oscars.


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