Jack of all Trades ★★★

These filmmakers had two interconnected topics — the rise and fall of baseball cards as a speculative hobby, and the co-director’s father, who walked out on his family two weeks after the director’s bar mitzvah and never returned.

Those are too big, meaty topics. Each could sustain their own feature. Because the two subjects are conflated in director Stu Stone’s mind — because his father was one of Canada’s biggest baseball card retailers before he sold the business and vanished — he made a single movie about both. Stone is a likable subject with a compelling personal story. But at 85 minutes, this barely scratches the surface of either topic, let alone both.