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Matching Jack (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 19 August 2010 (Australia)
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A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.

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Nadia Tass

Writers:

Lynne Renew (story), Lynne Renew | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacinda Barrett ... Marissa
Richard Roxburgh ... David
Tom Russell ... Jack
James Nesbitt ... Connor
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Finn
Yvonne Strahovski ... Veronica
Colin Friels ... Professor Nelson
Julia Blake ... Cleo
Marg Downey Marg Downey ... Nurse Celia
Daniela Farinacci Daniela Farinacci ... Ange
Alexandra Schepisi ... Janice
Nicole Gulasekharam ... Kerry
Krista Vendy ... Angela
Jane Allsop ... Marianne
Jacinta Stapleton ... Madeline
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Storyline

A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.

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Genres:

Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2010 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Encontro com Jack See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$767,910
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Received the Best Independent Feature at Edmonton International Film Festival in 2011. See more »

Goofs

During Jack and Finn's boat trip, Jack is wearing a woolen, solid light gray hat. Back in the shack right after the trip, his hat is beige with a pattern. See more »

Soundtracks

Seolin Sea
Music by Paul Grabowsky and lyrics by Nadia Tass
Performed by Megan Washington
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It Could Have Been Much Worse
21 July 2013 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

Interesting that the comments for this film are very lukewarm but this film could have been far worse than it worked out . Get a little kid , give him a life threatening illness and if that's not bad enough get his mother to find out that the boy's father is a total slag who likes to play away from home and you've got a disease of the week type TVM that causes audience diabetes down to sugary manipulation by the producers

I'm not entirely sure what stops it from descending in to pure cynical mawkishness but I can make a very good educated guess and that is the cast work very well along with a screenplay that fleshes out the characters . James Nesbitt might be one of those divisive actors but here his oft played cheeky Irish chappy is put to good use and makes for a genuinely likable character in a film that whilst never being classic drama is at least watchable


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