USA 2010 (Super8 - DVcam, 89', )
jack goes boating
Jack, a limo driver obsessed with reggae, and Connie, employed in a funeral home, are two single people who on their own might continue to recede into the background of New York city, before of meeting each other and find the courage to pursue their budding relationship. And while their friends Clyde and Lucy are confronting the unresolved issues in their marriage in crisis, Connie inspires Jack to learn to cook, pursue a new career and take swimming lessons, so he can give Connie the romantic boat ride she dreams of.
“Jack is a guy who’s probably had a few relationships in his life, but nothing really substantial. Fear has dictated his comings and goings during the first half of his life. He’s not stunted or anything; it’s all fear. He actually is kind of a cool guy. When you’re working on a play, you try to explore the things that might only be implied and fill in the blanks. In the movie, we got to explore a lot of different environments and interactions that couldn’t be seen in the play.”
Philip Seymour Hoffman
dall’omonima pièce di/from the play of the same title by Bob Glaudini
W. Mott Hupfel III
Brian A. Kates
Grizzly Bear, Evan Lurie
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Jack), Amy Rya (Connie), John Ortiz (Clyde), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Lucy)
Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Beth O’Neil, Emily Ziff
Big Beach Films, Overture Films, Olfactory Productions, Cooper’s Town Productions
vendita all’estero/world sales
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Fairport, NY, USA, 1967) graduated at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1989 and his breakthrough role came in Boogie Nights (1997) by Paul Thomas Anderson, with whom he worked in Magnolia (1999) and Punch-Drunk Love (2002). He then has starred in films such as The Big Lebowsky (1998) by Joel Coen, Happiness (1998) by Todd Solondz, Almost Famous (2000) by Cameron Crowe, State and Main (2000) by David Mamet and 25th Hour (2002) by Spike Lee. With his role in Capote (2005), by Bennet Miller, he was awarded with the Best Actor Oscar in 2006. After Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007) by Sidney Lumet and Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) by Mike Nichols, he received a second nomination for his performance in Doubt (2008) by John Patrick Shanley. With Pirate Radio (2009), by Richard Curtis, he returns to comedy. Jack Goes Boating is his first film as a director.
(Updated to the last partecipation to TFF)
Jack Goes Boating (2010).