One of the most critically acclaimed Off Broadway plays of the 2007 season was Bob Glaudini’s romantic comedy about a chubby, dreadlocked, pot-smoking New York limo driver named Jack who is set up by Clyde, his best buddy, with a motor-mouthed embalmer’s assistant. Especially promising is the fact that playwright-turned-screenwriter Glaudini has lined up Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Off-Broadway Jack, not only to star in the film but to direct as well (a first for the mega-versatile Hoffman, shown at right above).

Also making the transition from stage to screen are John Ortiz (at left, above) as the match-making Clyde and Daphne Rubin-Vega as his highly-sexed sweetheart. Playing Connie, the gabbiest toiler at Dr. Bob’s Funeral Home in Brooklyn, is Amy Ryan, best known to movie audiences for her major emoting in the minor role of the mother of a missing child in 2007’s “Gone Baby Gone.” --Guy Flatley Now Playing


CAST Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz, Amy Ryan, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mark Vincent, Kevin Cannon, Ricky Garcia, Shawna Bermender, Richard Petrocelli

DIRECTOR Philip Seymour Hoffman


DISTRIBUTOR Overture Films