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CB: Jack Goes Boating - Review

CB: Given that he's worked with some of the best directors on the planet both on the screen and stage, Philip Seymour Hoffman would seem a natural to step behind the camera. But with the quirky and moribund Jack Goes Boating Hoffman flails wildly, telling a story about unlikeable people living in grim New York apartments who are only interesting due to the bizarre and implausible things they to do improve their lives. It's an adaptation of a play by Bob Glaudini that wears its theatrical roots poorly, taking little advantage of New York scenery or the power of the camera to tell this slight story.

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