A story about this — 2 years ago
Some plays translate better to the big screen than others. For me, “Jack” didn’t quite make the transition. There is some good acting, to be sure, but it still felt small… confined.. even a bit claustrophobic. A world exists outside the four main characters, but all the “action” is their interaction, as married couple Clyde & Lucy introduce his best friend Jack (Hoffman) to her workmate Connie (Amy Ryan) and a love interest develops, ever so slowly. As one might expect, the dialogue is fresh in many places. Unfortunately, I’m sure I would have enjoyed the stage production much more than this—Hoffman’s directorial debut.