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Genres: Drama
Actors: Jacinda Barrett , Richard Roxburgh , Tom Russell , James Nesbitt , Kodi Smit-McPhee , Yvonne Strahovski , Colin Friels , Julia Blake , Marg Downey , Daniela Farinacci , Alexandra Schepisi , Nicole Gulasekharam , Krista Vendy , Jane Allsop , Jacinta Stapleton
Director: Nadia Tass
Country: Australia
Year: 2010
IMDB Rating: 6.4/10 (284 votes)

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.

Film Review

It's a shameless tear jerker that must have some feelings of shame as it disguises itself as a love story in the summery presented on this page, and as a film that "avoids emotional extortion of any kind" in the words of the Jerusalem Film Festival catalog. But tear jerkers have their right to exist and many do like them, I don't like them much but that's not the reason that got my rating as low as 7/10. My biggest problem was that everything happening in this film follows the kids cancer film cliché. Nothing unexpected happens here, the only reason it still works is the fact already mentioned in my title – superb acting by everybody on the cast the whole thing is believable because everybody on screen is simply super, and that's something to see. The director has chosen a low key approach for herself and simply lets her story play out – it also suits the case. A little more originality and this "tear jerker" could've been a real gem. …

We've had a few dramas that deal with terminal cancer patients making the most of their limited time, including Hawks with Timothy Dalton and Anthony Edwards, and the recent The Bucket List, with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson having the time of their lives. But when a film deals with young kids dying of leukemia then it becomes especially moving and heart wrenching. And that's what we get with Matching Jack, the first film in over a decade from the film making team of Nadia Tass and David Parker (Malcolm, The Big Steal, etc).The pair have astute commercial sensibilities, and their films have picked up numerous awards along the way. For most of the past decade Tass has been working on television dramas like Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story, etc. Tass returns to feature film with this moving drama about a mother's desperate struggle to save her son.When previously healthy Jack Hagen (Tom Russell) falls ill and is diagnosed with leukemia, he ends up sharing a hospi…

A young boy, Jack, at the center of the story, is striking with childhood leukemia, something that comes from out of nowhere. His devastated mother, Marisa, only alternative is to find a bone marrow donor so she can save her son's life. Tragedy strikes Marisa again as she finds out her husband David has been cheating her with other women for years. David has kept a log about his female conquests, something that Marisa clings to in case Davids has fathered a child by any of his lady friends.Jack's roommate is the young Finn, whose Irish father, Connor, tries to amuse by bringing boat pieces that are fitted to his hospital bed. Connor is a man that loves the sea. He becomes Marisa's ally as they try to deal with their children's maladies. Being so close, Marisa sees in Connor, a widower, a friend and a man she can love because he is just the opposite of her cheating husband.This Australian melodrama was shown recently on cable. Not having a clue as to what it was abo…

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