Jack Goes Boating

September 17th 2010
  • Comedy,
  • R,
  • 89 min,
  • Overture Films
  • Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz, Richard Petrocelli, Thomas McCarthy, Amy Ryan, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Lola Glaudini, Rafael Osorio, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mason Pettit, Trevor Long, Stephen Mailer, Elizabeth Rainer, Theodore Mailer, Count Stovall, Salvatore Inzerillo, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Beth Cole, Oliver Foot-E', Byron West, Shawna Bermender
  • Director: Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Writer: Robert Glaudini
  • Producers: Beth O'Neil, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Emily Ziff
  • Co Producer: George Paaswell
  • Executive Producer: Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Art Direction: Matteo De Cosmo
  • Casting: Avy Kaufman
  • Costume Design: Mimi O'Donnell
  • D.O.P.: W. Mott Hupfel III
  • Editor: Brian A. Kates
  • Makeup: Louise McCarthy
  • Production Design: Thérèse DePrez
  • Set Decoration: Rebecca Meis DeMarco


"Jack Goes Boating" is a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace set against the backdrop of working-class New York City life. Jack (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Connie (Amy Ryan) 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), have been together a long time and are confronting unresolved issues in their marriage.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: New York City, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Language, drug use and some sexual content
  • Production Companies: Big Beach Films, Cooper's Town Productions
  • Production Schedule: 9 February 2009 - May 2009

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2010 Guide Analysis: "Set for a world premiere at Sundance, this adaptation of Robert Glaudini's 2007 Off-Broadway stage play marks the directing debut of much loved actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. Hoffman starred as the titular Jack in the stage version and reprises his role on screen, as do many of the supporting actors while Glaudini himself adapted the film script.

Hoffman's skill as a director is what most are curious about when it comes to this. Adaptations of high-profile non-musical plays have generally been good, though only a few like "Frost/Nixon" or "Doubt" have crossed over into hits as well in recent years. Should it fare well at Park City, awards talk could likely follow."

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