Don’t know who Jack is? You clearly have not seen this movie. Or you haven’t seen it as many times as I have.
Seriously. This is possibly my favorite movie of all time. It’s certainly in my top 5, along with It’s a Wonderful Life and the BBC version of Jane Eyre starring Timothy Dalton. Yes, all of my favorite movies are, at their heart, love stories. And Jack Callaghan, as portrayed by Bill Pullman, is the hero I relate to the most and continue to wait for.
Why? He’s handsome, but not intimidatingly so. He’s sensitive and funny and he listens well. He’s someone you could laugh with. He’s real.
OK, so he’s not real. I do recognize that he’s a character in a romantic comedy. But he is the kind of real hero I’m looking for. (Hm. Maybe I don’t really want to be in love; I want to be in love in a movie.*)
Either way, I am in love with Jack. Whether or not he actually exists. If you know where he is, convince him to break up with the perfect model he’s with and send him my way, OK? 🙂
*Bonus points if you know from which movie I’m quoting!