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Matching Jack

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Nine-year-old boy with leukaemia whose family collapses while his white blood cell count soars

What’s weepier than a cancer drama? A kids-with-cancer drama, of course. Leaving no tear un-jerked, this low-budget Oz drama unfolds around nine-year-old leukaemia patient Jack (Tom Russell), whose family collapses while his white blood cell count soars. When mum Marissa (Jacinda Barrett) discovers his dad’s a philanderer, there’s a ray of hope: illegitimate siblings could be a bone marrow match. Misty-eyed but never cloying, this moving weepie has a secret weapon – James Nesbitt as the boat-mad dad of the dying kid in the next bed.

Film Details

  • 12
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: October 10th 2011
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