My Boy Jack

2007

My Boy Jack

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Actor/writer David Haig pens and stars in this war drama tracing author Rudyard Kipling's search for his seventeen year old son after the boy is reported missing during World War I. Jack Kipling (Daniel Radcliffe) has vanished, prompting concerned parents Rudyard (Haig) and his wife to set out in search of their son. Based on the 1997 play of the same name, this BAFTA-nominated drama co-stars Kim Cattrall and Carey Mulligan. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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David Haig
as Rudyard Kipling
Daniel Radcliffe
as John "Jack" Kipling
Kim Cattrall
as Carrie Kipling
Carey Mulligan
as Elise Kipling

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  • Mar 29, 2013
    Surprisingly strong film, but it would have been more thought provoking with deeper examination of the post-mortem effects on the family. Jack's sister virtually vanishes from the struggle, and Kipling's interaction with the king is so devoid of expression (at least as to Jack) as to become filler. Kim Cattrall's performance was magnificent and makes the movie worth seeing on it's own. Kudos to Daniel Radcliffe for continuing to step outside the Harry Potter box and proving he's an actor of substance beyond the franchise.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 17, 2010
    Sad, extremely well acted tale of the senselessness of war and one family's experience. The father in this story is famous but it doesn't make their struggles any less universal. Daniel Radcliffe is terrific once again showing that he will be able to have a lifelong career far removed from Harry Potter. This is really a four person story and he is matched in excellence by the other three players, David Haig, Kim Cattrall and Carey Mulligan. A very moving story presented with great skill.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Apr 04, 2009
    My Boy Jack - A young man fights for his country.. Author Rudyard Kipling and his wife search for their 17-year-old son after he goes missing during WWI.. I was impressed with this.. not what I was expecting.. really liked this..
    Lea L Super Reviewer
  • Jan 10, 2009
    The true story of Rudyard Kipling's son John who joined the British Army at the outset of the first World War. Like most BBC/PBS productions, <i>My Boy Jack</i> is nicely acted, tightly edited and modestly budgeted. It conveys the story efficiently without the frills and fluff associated with Hollywood productions. In general, people either love BBC films or they avoid them. I'm certainly not among the latter.
    Randy T Super Reviewer

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