Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
Nominated for 3 Independent Spirit Awards 2011
Official Selection – Edinburgh Film Festival 2011
A tale of love, betrayal, friendship and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples. Hoffman makes his feature directorial debut with Bob Glaudini’s screen adaptation of his acclaimed Off Broadway play, Jack Goes Boating.
Two New Yorkers in search of their soul mates, Jack (Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman), a limo driver and Connie (Amy Ryan Gone Baby Gone), a funeral home worker, are two single people who on their own might continue to recede into the anonymous background of the city, but in each other begin to find the courage and desire to pursue their budding relationship. In contrast, the couple that introduced them, Clyde (John Ortiz) and Lucy (Daphne Rubin-Vega), are confronting unresolved issues in their own marriage.
Being with Connie inspires Jack to learn to cook, pursue a new career and take swimming lessons from Clyde so he can give Connie the romantic boat ride she dreams of. But as Jack and Connie cautiously circle commitment, Clyde and Lucy’s marriage begins to disintegrate. From there, we watch as each couple comes face to face with the inevitable path of their relationship.
Hoffman and Ryan shine through in this bittersweet romantic drama as the late blossoming couple, with New York providing the perfect backdrop as their relationship plays out to a fantastic soundtrack from the likes of Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Cat Power, Darondo and The Melodians.
Jack Goes Boating is released on 27th February 2012. To celebrate we are running a fantastic competition to win a copy of the DVD, the soundtrack and the poster! Courtesy of distributors Trinity, we have three sets of prizes to giveaway, to be in with a chance answer the following question…
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