Dear Jack DVD
With his debut solo album on the horizon, 22-year old Something Corporate singer Andrew McMahon expected big things in 2005. Leukemia wasn't one of them. Dear Jack chronicles McMahon on a rollercoaster year, through the highs of recording and releasing a solo album (under the name Jack's Mannequin) and the lows of being diagnosed with leukemia and breaking up with the love of his life. The documentary is a raw look at the battle that is leukemia, from spinal taps to radiation, from using a lint brush to remove your hair to infusing your body with someone else's stem cells (in the case, Andrew's sister Kate). Dear Jack is a breathtakingly emotional film, as well as a testament to family, friends and, perhaps more than anyone will ever know, a love of making music.