Hobbit star shines in moving film

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JAMES Nesbitt stars in a gentle, moving new film – and you could win copies.

‘Matching Jack’ is an unusual and poignant film about a mum (Jacinda Barrett) who discovers that her child (Tom Russell) is seriously ill.

At the same time she also finds out her husband (Richard Roxburgh) has been unfaithful for years.

In desperation Marisa goes on a bizarre search in an attempt to turn her husband’s serial affairs into a positive – an illegitimate child who could be the vital donor that saves her son’s life.

A chance encounter with another parent Conor (Nesbitt) and his son Finn (Kodi Smit-McPhee – star of ‘The Road’), leads them on a journey of love and hope.

It’s brave film that tries to combine drama, wry humour and illness, but ‘Matching Jack’ pulls it off with fine performances from all the leads and beautiful images backed by heart-tugging sincerity.

It’s also a chance to see Nesbitt in action before he hits the big screen again in ‘The Hobbit’.

The film has been released on DVD by High Fliers Films. To be in with a chance of winning one of three copies see this week’s Herald.

Also out is a crowd-pleasing slice of magic realism from New Zealand – ‘The Insatiable Moon’.

This original, warm feel-good film focuses on the moving mission of psychiatric patient and self-proclaimed Second Son of God Arthur to change his surrounding world for the better.

Arthur sets about trying to save his home – an eccentric boarding house – from being closed and meets Margaret, a woman in a troubled marriage.

Sometimes you have to let go and see where you end up...

The film has been released by Blue Dolphin and is available from www.amazon.co.uk