Saturday, March 7, 2009


"Jack Goes Boating" is actually a movie in the making, an adaptation of an Off-Broadway play of the same name. Philip Seymour Hoffman directs and stars in the flick which began filming a few weeks ago in downtown Brooklyn and along trendy Montague street in Brooklyn Heights.

For the past few days, the cast and crew have been filming at the Guido Funeral Home at the corner of Clinton and Carroll streets in Carroll Gardens. I've also noticed fliers attached to utility poles on nearby Court street.

Produced by Overture Films, the film is, as one review puts it the story of "two potheads falling in love" or as Broadway.com explains, " a "quirky romantic comedy about two misfits navigating the joy, distractions and pitfalls of New York City."
The film also stars Daphne Rubin-Vega and John Ortiz, who starred in the stage version.

So you say, a story of "two potheads falling in love." How can they turn that into a movie? Hey, Cheech and Chong did it for years and Sean Penn was the classic pothead in "Fast Times At Ridgemont High." So who knows?

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