Jack Jackson has a good life. Lovely wife, nice house, good job, great mates. All he wants on top of that is to be a Dad. But Life has a surprise for him. Testicular Cancer, and it's about ...
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Jack Jackson has a good life. Lovely wife, nice house, good job, great mates. All he wants on top of that is to be a Dad. But Life has a surprise for him. Testicular Cancer, and it's about to change his life for ever. Based on 'Hanging In There' by Geoff Saunders - "the play that could save lives"Written by
The film's director, Darren Scott, also directed the first two stage productions of 'Hanging in There'. In 2005, at the Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa and in 2006 at the Criterion Theatre in Coventry. See more »
A film made locally and with largely amateur actors. One would normally have only moderate expectations, but let me say that these can be largely set aside, such is the impact of and standards set by this film. It tackles a tricky subject (testicular cancer) with due seriousness, and yet the story is told with such a lightness of touch and a degree of good humour that it makes for easy and entertaining viewing. The performances are such that one can readily forget that one is watching amateur players. For the most part the playing is convincing, with only the odd minor role failing to convince. Chris Hudson and Elizabeth Joyce Morris in the central roles are outstanding in delivering a witty script by Geoff Saunders, and Darren Scott's direction is remarkable for one new to film-making.
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