New York Times: A Gene That Doesn’t Recede ‘2 Jacks,’ a Satire of Hollywood Machinations

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By STEPHEN HOLDEN
Published: October 17, 2013

With a cocked eyebrow and a sly grin that with a slight curl of a lip can turn into a nasty scowl, Danny Huston portrays Jack Hussar, a reasonable facsimile of his father, the famed director John Huston, in “2 Jacks.” Depending on your perspective, this satirical comedy about Hollywood nepotism and wheeling and dealing, adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s early short novel “Two Hussars,” is either a son’s revenge or a tribute.

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IMDb Review – Two Jacks

A film about love, lost memories, and living up to expectations. Bernard Rose’s ‘Two Jacks’, starring Dany Huston, Jack Huston, and Sienna miller, is an indie comedy drama based on Leo Tolstoy’s iconic short story Two Hussars. It is the tale of legendary film director Jack Hussar (Danny Huston) who returns to Hollywood after a lengthy absence, looking to finance a new project. His return to the scene is met with awe and excitement. In a series of wild adventures, he hits the bottle, seduces a beautiful woman (Sienna Miller) and fights with studio execs, winning the money he needs in a poker game. Twenty years down the line, the filmmakers son (Jack Huston) comes to town to make his directorial debut amid curiosity as to whether he’s inherited his fathers gift.

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IMDb Review – Two Jacks

Director Bernard Rose teams up with Danny Huston for their third Tolstoy adaptation following Ivans XTC(2003) and The Kreutzer Sonata(2008) in the indie comedy drama: Two Jacks. Based on the short story of The Two Hussars, it is the tale of . Legendary film director Jack Hussar returns to Hollywood after a long absence looking to finance for his next film. He drinks freely, attends glamorous parties, romances beautiful Diana and wins his financing in a poker game. Years later, his son arrives in Hollywood to make his directorial debut, and it is clear that he aspires to live up to his father’s reputation.

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