First trailer and poster for JACK GOES BOATING, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s directorial debut

GATW Guest Writer

by: GATW Guest Writer
July 9th, 2010


Overture Films has released a trailer for Philip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut film, JACK GOES BOATING. As you may recall, the film premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and our own Chase Whale gave it a great review (check it out HERE). Bob Glaudini revised his off-Broadway play of the same name for the film. The movie stars Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, and Daphne Rubin-Vega.

The film tells the stories of two couples. There is Jack (Hoffman) and Connie (Ryan), an odd couple stumbling through the start of a relationship after being set up on a blind date. The pair are introduced by another couple, Clyde (Ortiz) and Lucy (Rubin-Vega), who are having trouble in their relationship. Jack uses this opportunity for a relationship as a catalyst to make great changes in his life. Notably, he learns to swim so that he can take Connie on her dream date of a romantic boat ride. As Connie and Jack near forming a real relationship, Clyde and Lucy must confront the unresolved issues in theirs. Check out the trailer after the break.


What is immediately striking about the trailer is how terrible Hoffman is willing to make himself look onscreen. Hopefully, his inner transformation will be complemented by an exterior transformation as the film progresses. The trailer also does a good job of using Fleet Foxes' "White Winter Hymnal" to create a perfect mood for the film. 

JACK GOES BOATING will be released in select theaters on September 17, 2010.

Source Gawker

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