Philip Seymour Hoffman's Jack Goes Boating trailer online
Jack Goes Boating is directed by and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman alongside Amy Ryan, John Ortiz and Daphne Rubin-Vega, and the trailer should capture you right into the story almost immediately, it did me because it just has that magical element of connectivity to the characters and their situations, as well as some “ahh” moments.
It's definitely touching and I like the hint that there are a lot of darker relationship issues going on in the background, but I am a bit unsure about the Hoffman character. He's one we've seen before in romantic comedies where he's the one that's never really had a proper relationship due to the limitations of his own character. Here though, things might be different.
There are more elements to Jack Goes Boating than that, and so there probably is going to be a lot more to the film, the trailer certainly suggests that there are complications in the other couple's relationship that affect the newly introduced couple, and there's a buddy relationship there too.
The story is based on a play that Philip Seymour Hoffman starred called A view from 151st Street written by Bob Glaudini who also adapted it for the film. There's a lengthy blurb listed with the trailer which I'll try and cut down a little for you here:
Jack Goes Boating is a tale of love, betrayal, friendship and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples...
...Jack and Connie 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 and Lucy, are confronting unresolved issues in their marriage...
...Jack spends most of his time hanging out with his best friend and fellow driver Clyde and Clyde’s wife Lucy. The couple set Jack up with Connie, Lucy’s co-worker at a Brooklyn funeral home.
From here we see the two relationships take different directions, one growing while the other deteriorating, and each having an affect on the other.
For Philip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut you have to agree that the trailer is pretty damn good. I wonder what else we're going to see from Hoffman after this film?