Jack Goes Boating

I have to declare an interest in that I think I could happily watch Philip Seymour Hoffman in anything, at any time.

This is a very gently-done look at two relationships – one slowly developing and the other slowly disintegrating.  Jack is awkward and shy, but wants things to be perfect and so learns to swim and cook to make people happy.  His friend appears more confident and settled,but we get to learn that this is not the case as the story progresses.

No earth-shattering truths were revealed, but I enjoyed watching it.  By the way, it’s not really a comedy – though the trailer tries to make you think it is.

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