David Weaver from Home And Theater writes: Jack Goes Boating is the feature film directorial debut of Mr. Philip Seymour Hoffman, a film based off the stage play of the same name written by Bob Glaudini (both him and Hoffman collaborated on the film's screenplay). Hoffman is one of those rare leading men where he doesn't have the good looks or physicality that most other leading actors depend on but he still pulls it off each and every time he is up for bat. Whether he plays a crazy hipster in Twister, a self loathing sex addict in Happiness or a ruthless villain in Mission Impossible 3 he has always commanded the screen with every word he utters. While he is well beyond a proven actor with an Oscar to show for it, I was intrigued to see what he could bring to a film from behind the camera as well as in front of it. So I picked up my set of oars and decided to go on a little boat trip with Jack & company to see what he had in store for me.