Matching Jack (2010)




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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.
Art House & International , Drama
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20th Century Fox

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Critic Reviews for Matching Jack

All Critics (13)

Beautifully played and powerfully moving, despite the sugary clichés.

Full Review… | August 21, 2010
Empire Magazine Australasia

Lynne Renew and David Parker's script is based on a wonderful premise, but the resulting film is uneven, straddling adult drama and family-friendly tear-jerker without doing either well.

Full Review… | August 20, 2010
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

It's melodrama, but powerful, with insights into the way cancer changes lives. I howled. Take Kleenex.

Full Review… | August 20, 2010
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

Having begun as a well-meaning but uneven mix of medical melodrama and fraught love story with whimsical accessories, it finally locates its heartbeat.

Full Review… | August 20, 2010
Sydney Morning Herald

The very moments that the film goes wilfully off-topic prove to be its undoing.

Full Review… | August 20, 2010
Herald Sun (Australia)

Matching Jack has a squirmy kind of emotional truth to it. It's funny, but it's not a comedy.

Full Review… | August 19, 2010

Audience Reviews for Matching Jack

Tear jerker romance involving childhood leukemia, infidelity, and an Irish sailor in Australia. It would never have worked but for the casting of Nesbitt.

Christopher Bergan
Christopher Bergan

Not matching jack but matching parents maybe... Our children are going to die so lets make love and pretend we're happy for a while... bullshit bullshit ! But the father and son relationship is worth seeing. Touring the hospital with boat shaped bed...that was a really touching scene.

Ricky Chapman
Ricky Chapman

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