Jack Goes Boating

Synopsis: Jack is a shy and awkward man who drives a limo and lives an unassuming life. His friend and co-worker, Clyde, and his wife Lucy, feel sorry for Jack and set him up on a blind date with Connie. Connie shares Jack's shyness and awkwardness, but through each other they seem to be able to find solace within themselves. Trouble might be brewing in paradise though, as Clyde and Lucy's marriage stumbles just as Jack and Connie's relationship grows.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Production: Fox Searchlight
  1 win & 7 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.4
Metacritic:
64
Rotten Tomatoes:
67%
R
Year:
2010
89 min
$300,000
Website
123 Views


Have you thought about it?

I think you should.

What does she do there?

She's the assistant to the embalmer.

Oh no.

Something with the fluids.

No.

- Ugh.

- No, man.

Lucy's training her

to sell seminars with Dr. Bob.

She calls the funeral directors-

phone sales.

Cool.

- What's her name?

- Connie.

So I'll tell Lucy it's on.

That's my uncle.

Don't mention it.

Hey.

That it's- you know.

- I won't. I won't.

- Because he won't let it rest.

- Not a word.

- That's how he is.

- You two talking about me?

- No.

Only about the money we make you.

Uncle:

From your lips to God's ears.

Gentlemen.

~ How can we sing King Alpha song... ~

~ In a strange land? ~

~Sing it out loud... ~

Jack, would you

call yourself a Rastaman?

- No.

- You thinking of becoming one?

No.

I just wanted to ask.

You like the song?

Reggae's mainly positive.

Some of the words, you know,

I don't get, so it's hard to commit.

"Over I" is a hard one.

- "Over I"?

- Yeah.

We'll just order something

and hang out.

- Yeah.

- No biggie.

~ And the meditation of our heart ~

~ Be acceptable in Thy sight... ~

- ~ Over I ~

- ~ Sing it out, oh! ~

~We'vegottosing ittogether... ~

~ We've got to shout it together... ~

Hi, I'm Bob Thomas.

My great-grandfather started

as a cabinetmaker and undertaker

in the small town

of Pacerville, Oregon-

Lucy:
Jack's a sweetheart.

My husband's known him a long time.

- Do you like Chinese?

- Yeah, I think.

We'll just order some.

Bob:

... a tradition for 125 years,

offering a supporting hand

into life's final transition.

Bob Thomas Mortuaries

is a humble partner...

You drive long time?

Yeah.

You married?

No.

I practice my English.

- Sorry.

- That's okay.

Dressing for success.

- That's right?

- Yes, ma'am. Dress for success.

Dress for success.

- Maybe shoes now.

- Yes, ma'am.

~ Stood by ~

~ I stripped the sheets ~

~ And emptied out the sty ~

~ The crowds that light the carnival ~

- ~ Are calling us ~

- ~ Home ~

- ~ Calling us ~

- ~ Home ~

~ Calling us ~

~ Home... ~

Dress for success.

I'm sorry. You know,

to see your dad like that...

after not seeing him for a while.

The coma nurse said

when he gasped for air

his body did it in a reactive mode.

Oh.

That's... right?

- Yeah.

- "Like a dry pump"-

that's how he put it.

I was glad when he left

and I was alone with my dad.

It's good that he left because-

- Yeah.

- Yeah, I was glad he left.

- Yup.

- He was coming on to me.

The coma nurse?

- Right there?

- Yup.

- Right there in the coma room?

- That's not right.

He let his hand stay on my arm

without saying anything,

until my dad gasped

and then he left the coma room.

And my dad was right there-

in a coma, but still-

- It's not right.

- No, that's- no.

In a coma room

with your dad there...

in a coma, yeah, but still.

I'm fine.

- Just getting your head around that-

- Oh yeah.

My dad would gasp

and twist his body, you know.

I thought, "He wants

to get out of there," you know?

So when I was alone with my dad,

I told him, "It's okay to go.

- You don't have to stick around. "

- Yeah.

And I told him I loved him,

he was a great dad

and he was free to go to heaven.

- Yeah.

- Two days later

he woke up out of the coma.

- Man:
F*ck.

- Oh, that's- oh God.

Just woke up.

- After three months.

- Man:
F*ck.

Yeah. He talked

in a softer voice, you know?

And I thought,

"Oh, well, he's in a zombie state

where you stay around because

there's some unfinished business

you're responsible for"-

like taking care of my mom.

Yeah, your mom. Of course.

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