Released Year: 1996
Runtime: 113 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Directors: Francis Ford Coppola
Writers: James DeMonaco, Gary Nadeau
Casts: Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Brian Kerwin, Jennifer Lopez, Bill Cosby, Fran Drescher, Adam Zolotin, Todd Bosley, Seth Smith, Mario Yedidia, Jeremy Lelliott, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Dani Faith, Hugo Hernandez, Rickey D'Shon Collins
IMDB: Jack (1996) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.0
This feel-good motion picture is intelligently written and expertly directed.
Entertainment Weekly -
it's a synthetic, rather drab movie, one that seems linked less to experience, or even to fantasy, than to other movies - "Big," of course, and also "E.T.," "Mask," and "Phenomenon."
Washington Post -
It sits in a rather unspectacular niche between modern fairy tale and a disease-of-the-week TV movie.
San Francisco Examiner -
Francis Ford Coppola's Jack has its affecting moments, but in the end illustrates the pitfalls of the "concept" movie, the kind you can boil down to a one-line hook.
The movie is about a boy with a unique aging disorder: one that makes him age 4 times faster than normal. It picks up when Jack (Robin Williams) is 10 years old, but looks 40. He tries to go to public school for the first time, and to become friends with kids his own age. His physical appearance causes him lots of problems, however.