Jack & Jill vs. the world
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
A man learns about life and love from someone who has only so much of each to spare in this romantic comedy-drama. Jack (Freddie Prinze Jr.) is an advertising executive in his early Thirties who has grown jaded before his time; he devotes his life to his work but doesn't believe in it, and is trapped in a cycle of habits and routines. One day, Jack meets Jill (Taryn Manning), a beautiful young woman who clearly has no idea how to get around New York; Jack helps give her directions and is soon taken by her charm and enthusiasm for life, even if he's too cynical to share her sunny optimism. Learning that Jill needs a place to stay, Jack offers to let her stay at his place, and while the arrangement is meant to be platonic, it doesn't take long for a romance to blossom between them. Jill encourages them to develop a manifesto for responsible and compassionate living and Jack's heart begins to open up, but when Jill begins disappearing in the evenings he suspects that something is wrong. While Jack imagines at first that Jill's met someone else, the truth is more serious -- she's living with cystic fibrosis and despite regular treatments has only so much time left. Jack and Jill Vs. The World was written, produced and directed by Vanessa Parise, who also appears in the supporting cast with Robert Forster and Charles Martin Smith. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
-- New York (State)
-- New York
Cystic fibrosis -- Drama.
Truthfulness and falsehood -- Drama.
Honesty -- Drama.
Romantic comedy films.
New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Century City, Calif.?] :First Look Studios,2008
|Other Titles|| Jack and Jill versus the world
Prinze, Freddie, Jr.
Smith, Charles Martin.
Forster, Robert, 1942-2019
Lucky Dog Film Group.
One for the Soul (Firm)
First Look Studios.
Freddie Prinze, Jr., Taryn Manning, Kelly Rowan, Peter Stebbings, Vanessa Parise, Charles Martin Smith, Robert Forster.
Director of photography, Manfred Guthe ; editors, Matthew Booth, David Ostry, Gareth C. Scales ; music, Jeremy Parise ; production designer, Peter Cosco.
MPAA rating: PG-13; parents strongly cautioned; some material may be inappropriate for children under 13; sexual content and brief strong language.
In English with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Special features: previews.
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 2.0 stereo.
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.