StoryJack Goes Boating is a tale of love, betrayal, friendship and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples. The film stars John Ortiz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Amy Ryan and Philip Seymour Hoffman, with Hoffman making his feature directorial debut. Bob Glaudini adapted his acclaimed Off Broadway play for the screen.
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 is a limo driver with vague dreams of landing a job with the MTA and an obsession with reggae that has prompted him to begin a half-hearted attempt at growing dreadlocks. He 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. Being with Connie inspires Jack to learn to cook, pursue a new career and take swimming lessons from Clyde so he can give Connie the romantic boat ride she dreams of. But as Jack and Connie cautiously circle commitment, Clyde and Lucy’s marriage begins to disintegrate. From there, we watch as each couple comes face to face with the inevitable path of their relationship.
|Philip Seymour Hoffman||Jack|
|Richard Petrocelli||Uncle Frank|
|Thomas McCarthy||Dr. Bob|
|Lola Glaudini||Italian Woman|
|Rafael Osorio||Ungainly Swimmer (as Ralph Osorio|
|Stephen Adly Guirgis||MTA Worker|
|Mason Pettit||Drunk Man on Subway|
|Trevor Long||Waldorf Doorman|
|Stephen Mailer||Happy Husband|
|Elizabeth Rainer||Happy Wife|
|Theodore Mailer||Young Son|
|Count Stovall||Men's Room Attendant|