Jack of the Red Hearts

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Jack of the Red Hearts is an American film centered on the issues of orphanage, family, autism, exclusion and inclusion. The film premiered on May 6, 2015 at the Bentonville Film Festival and released theatrically on February 26, 2016.[1]

Plot[edit]

18-year-old Jack struggles to take care of her younger sister, Coke, as both are orphans. When Coke is taken into social assistance services, Jack is required to find a stable income in order to gain legal custody of her sister. After taking the resume of an actual therapist and assuming her identity, Jack is hired by Kay and Mark to care for their daughter, a young autistic girl named Glory, who is about Coke's age. While Jack finds her job challenging at first, she eventually improves and creates a positive connection with Glory. After the forgery is discovered, Jack realizes her wrongdoing. She goes to meet her sister and tell her that she should stay in the foster home. At the end of the movie, we can see Jack as she contemplates the sky the same way as Glory, while being driven in a police car.

Cast[edit]

  • AnnaSophia Robb as Jacqueline "Jack" Ferguson, an eighteen-year-old runaway
  • Famke Janssen as Kay Adams, Robert and Glory's mother
  • Scott Cohen as Mark Adams, Robert and Glory's father
  • Israel Broussard as Robert Adams, Glory's seventeen-year-old brother and Jack's love interest
  • Taylor Richardson as Glory Adams, an eleven-year-old autistic girl
  • Sophia Anne Caruso as Bethany "Coke" Ferguson, Jack's eleven-year-old sister
  • Maria Rivera as Daisy, Jack's best friend
  • John D’Leo as Dudley, Robert’s best friend

Reception[edit]

The film received mixed reviews and obtained a score of 55% on rotten tomatoes showing no consensus. The film won the jury award for best film at the first Bentonvillle Film Festival in 2015.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frank Scheck (February 25, 2016). "'Jack of the Red Hearts': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  2. ^ Malina Saval (May 11, 2015). "Geena Davis' Inaugural Bentonvillle Film Fest Promotes Femme Filmmakers and Diversity in Media". Variety. Retrieved 2017-01-22.

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