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A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Beautifully played and powerfully moving, despite the sugary clichés."
‑ David Michael Brown, Empire Magazine Australasia
"Having begun as a well-meaning but uneven mix of medical melodrama and fraught love story with whimsical accessories, it finally locates its heartbeat."
‑ Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
"If Matching Jack were a telemovie, I'd be tempted to switch off."
‑ Jake Wilson, The Age (Australia)
"A gripping melodrama that explores a complex set of relationships amidst the intensity of deadly illness"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"There's a lot to appreciate in a film which is really about the very basics -- life, love and death."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"Lynne Renew and David Parker's script is based on a wonderful premise, but the resulting film is uneven, straddling adult drama and family-friendly tear-jerker without doing either well."
‑ Jason Di Rosso, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"The very moments that the film goes wilfully off-topic prove to be its undoing."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
"Matching Jack's conclusion is a hopeful one (some may say thankfully) but it's much too tidy and rushed, a pure cookie-cutter Hollywood happy ending that betrays the realistic, at times poignant portrayal of childhood terminal illness that came before it."
‑ James Mitchell, Trespass
"Eliciting superb performances from her lead actors, Tass delivers a potent drama about human relationships and vulnerabilities"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"It's melodrama, but powerful, with insights into the way cancer changes lives. I howled. Take Kleenex."
‑ Julie Rigg, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"Matching Jack has a squirmy kind of emotional truth to it. It's funny, but it's not a comedy."
‑ Peter Galvin,
"While its premise is a painful one, this warm, surprisingly funny and deeply touching film never feels maudlin."
‑ Erin Free, FILMINK (Australia)
"This is the first feature Nadia Tass has directed since Amy in 1998, and she brings great sensitivity to a moving story."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
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