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King Jack (2016)King Jack (2016)

King Jack (2016)

A tender coming-of-age drama

Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

8.0

movie

United States of America

English

Dramatic, Heart-warming, Slice-of-Life

2016

Felix Thompson

Charlie Plummer, Chloë Levine, Christian Madsen

81 min

Synopsis

Growing up in a rural town filled with violent delinquents, Jack has learned to do what it takes to survive, despite having an oblivious mother and no father. After his aunt falls ill and a younger cousin comes to stay with him, the hardened 15-year-old discovers the importance of friendship, family, and looking for happiness even in the most desolate of circumstances.

Our Take

8.0
Bilal Zouheir

This small movie set over one summer weekend is a tender and affecting coming-of-age drama.

Jack is a bullied adolescent who lives in a run-down small town. When his aunt falls sick, he has to take care of his cousin, a younger and even more vulnerable kid. Their relationship evolves in this sensitive drama that spans a quick hour and 15 minutes.

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