New Release: Jack Goes Boating DVD and Blu-ray

Jack Goes Boating movie scene with Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman, Academy Award-winning actor of Doubt (winner for best supporting actor), tried his hand at directing with the quirky comedy movie, Jack Goes Boating, which was released on DVD and Blu-ray on Jan. 18, 2011, from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Hoffman also stars in the independent film, a romantic comedy about Jack (Hoffman), a limo driver obsessed with reggae and harboring dreams of working at the MTA. Jack’s friends, couple Clyde (John Ortiz of Public Enemies) and Lucy (Daphne Rubin-Vega of Wild Things) set up Jack with Connie (Amy Ryan of Gone Baby Gone), Lucy’s co-worker at a Brooklyn funeral home. The relationship inspires Jack to learn to cook, pursue a new career and learn to swim so he can take Connie on the romantic boat ride she has always dreamed of. But as Jack and Connie move toward commitment, Clyde and Lucy’s marriage begins to fall apart.

Based on the acclaimed Off-Broadway play of the same name, Jack Goes Boating is produced by the same team behind such quirky comedies as Little Miss Sunshine, Sunshine Cleaning and Away We Go.

Rated R, Jack Goes Boating was released in a handful of theaters, but the DVD and Blu-ray release represents its biggest audience.

The DVD was priced at $29.98 with Blu-ray at $39.99, and both include these special features:

  • “Jack’s New York” featurette
  • “Fromn the Stage to the Big Screen” featurette
  • and deleted scenes.

Here’s the film’s trailer:


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Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.