Quirky in an entirely unselfconscious way, Seymour Hoffman’s first directing job is a winner from the first moment his Jack and Ryan’s Connie met and begin their unconventional, very tentative relationship as a blind date set up by Jack’s best friend Clyde (Ortiz). One relationship blooms, the other slowly crumbles. Jack Goes Boating’s wonderful rhythm is incredibly New York, extremely contemporary and heartwarming in the loving way it looks at human beings with all their (relationship) problems and flaws.
JACK GOES BOATING | Directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman (USA 2010) with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, Daphne Rubin-Vega. Open Febuary 24