Friday, July 9, 2010

'Jack Goes Boating' Trailer Drops

Philip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut is the acclaimed Off Broadway play, Jack Goes Boating by Bob Glaudini, who adapted it himself. Hoffman, John Ortiz and Daphne Rubin-Vega all reprise their roles from the play. Amy Ryan steps in to replace Beth Cole as Hoffman's love interest. Good, I love her anyway.

The plot synopsis is as follows:
An unconventional romantic comedy set in the midst of working-class New York City life. In the dead of winter, we meet Jack (Hoffman), a limo driver who has vague dreams of landing a job with the MTA, a mild obsession with a reggae song, and has begun a half-hearted attempt at growing dreadlocks. He spends most of his time hanging out with his best friend and fellow driver, Clyde (Ortiz) and Clyde’s wife Lucy (Rubin-Vega). The couple set Jack up with Connie (Ryan), a co-worker of Lucy’s at Dr. Bob’s Funeral Home in Brooklyn. 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 wants. But as Jack and Connie cautiously circle commitment, Clyde and Lucy’s marriage begins to disintegrate. From there, we watch as each couple must come face to face with the inevitable path of their relationship.
The trailer makes it look quirky, and then saddening and love-dovey, and then dramatic. it's cool. this debuted at Sundance back in January to positive reviews and praise from critics. Not that I give a shit, Hoffman is one of my main men I follow. Now he's directing? I'm gonna see this come September 17th. Amy Ryan proved to me in season 5 of The Office that she has highly reformed comedy chops. This film's trailer is another is another great example of what she can do when given the chance.


Munki, pleasantly (squared), out.

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