Saturday, February 20, 2016

Jack (1996)

An American comedy drama directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Robin Williams, Jennifer Lopez, Bill Cosby and Fran Drescher.
A baby boy is born 7 months premature because his internal clock is fast. By the time he is 10 years old, he seems to be in his 40s, but enters elementary school. There he makes friends that will literally last the rest of his life.
General issue Hollywood crap anyone? There were some '90s pop-culture references that I understood and the pacing was quick enough. A very few of the jokes were funny. Namely the fart jokes and eating mixtures of nasty stuff in the treehouse scene and Williams' seemingly innocent sexual innuendo when he posed as the principle. So what if I'm still entertained by fart jokes? Obviously, mainstream dramedies are not the place to showcase brilliant camera-work or deep dialogue. This was WAY more interesting to me than Gardens of Stone, but if you're looking for a really good film, keep looking. I rate this o.k. because it had a balance of immature humor and a shallow emptiness only found in mainstream Hollywood bullshit.

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