Saturday, July 24, 2010

Matching Jack

Matching Jack
Director: Nadia Tass (Malcolm, The Big Steal, Amy)
Starring: Jacinda Barrett (Ladder 49, The Namesake), and James Nesbit (Five Minutes of Heaven and TV’s Cold Feet and Murphy’s Law).

Set in Melbourne, Marisa Hagen (Jacinda Barrett) struggles with her son's (Tom Russell) leukemia and her architect husband's (Richard Roxburgh) infidelity. In desperation she seeks potential doners from possible siblings from her husband’s previous affairs. After a chance encounter with the quirky Connor (James Nesbett) and his son Finn, (Kodi Smit-McPhee ), her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules. As director, Nadia Tass deals sensitively with real issues affecting families, and how humour and optimism guide a mother through her darkest hours. Based on experiencesof Lynne Renew whose son was diagnosed with leukemia she co-wrote the script with Nadia Tass. Always enjoy watching James Nesbett (more so on the big screen) and there are good performances from the rest of the cast. This is a movie worth the watch. Take you hanky.

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