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      Jack Goes Boating

      R Released Sep 24, 2010 1 hr. 30 min. Romance Comedy List
      68% 111 Reviews Tomatometer 48% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score Single Jack (Philip Seymour Hoffman) drives a limo for a living and has a best friend, Clyde (John Ortiz), a married co-worker. Clyde and his wife decide to set up Jack with another friend, Connie (Amy Ryan). Jack and Connie hit it off, and a tentative romance blossoms, inspiring Jack to take cooking lessons, learn to swim, and apply for his dream job. However, as that relationship grows stronger, Clyde and his wife find their marriage crumbling. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 09 Buy Now

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      It's made the journey from stage to screen somewhat worse for wear, but Jack Goes Boating remains a sensitive, well-acted character study.

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      Audience Member Too dull in the beginning to ever get invested into any of the characters enough to care 1.6 Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member It's actually based on the stage play of the same name. The late Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a quiet introverted kept man named Jack. He drives people in a limo for a living and his only friend is Clyde who has a loving wife. When Jack meets a woman named Connie played by Amy Ryan there's a cute little romance that begins to blossom. She mentions she likes boating there's just one problem..Jack doesn't know how to swim. So he decides to learn some things to build up his self confidence so Connie won't be disappointed. Jack just wants a better life but he's worried every time something good happens something always screws it up. The movie has a lot of slow parts but it's the remarkable chemistry of Hoffman and Ryan that makes it float It's a nice character study. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member unwatchable. The first hour consists mostly of dopey types repeating each others statements Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member This film was almost good. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review nilufer e Philip Seymour Hoffman satisfies both as an actor and a director here. I liked the naive couple so much but disturbed by the dysfunctional marriage equally so it remains a mediocre movie for me. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A fantastic, true-to-life character study. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Deborah Ross The Spectator Can't shake off its stagey roots and lacks any emotional punch. Aug 31, 2018 Full Review Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard There's an improvisatory air, overlaid with quirky charm but never any bite. Hoffman's performance needs tougher, more focused direction. Rated: 2/5 Nov 4, 2011 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Nov 4, 2011 Full Review Jonah Koslofsky The Spool Nothing's groundbreaking, but at least over the course of adaptation JACK GOES BOATING picked up some cinematic flair, Jan 13, 2021 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Every character is brilliantly realized by an exceptional cast. Rated: 7/10 Nov 29, 2020 Full Review Allen Almachar The MacGuffin It successfully shows love and relationships on the opposite ends of the spectrum. Rated: B Aug 13, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Single Jack (Philip Seymour Hoffman) drives a limo for a living and has a best friend, Clyde (John Ortiz), a married co-worker. Clyde and his wife decide to set up Jack with another friend, Connie (Amy Ryan). Jack and Connie hit it off, and a tentative romance blossoms, inspiring Jack to take cooking lessons, learn to swim, and apply for his dream job. However, as that relationship grows stronger, Clyde and his wife find their marriage crumbling.
      Director
      Philip Seymour Hoffman
      Executive Producer
      Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz
      Screenwriter
      Robert Glaudini
      Distributor
      Overture Films
      Production Co
      Big Beach, Cooper's Town
      Rating
      R (Language|Drug Use|Some Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 24, 2010, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 9, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $538.8K
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