Jack & Jill vs. the world

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2008
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport AV DVD JAC
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  AV
Call Number  DVD JAC
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual DVD JAC
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  DVD JAC
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
Additional Information
Subjects Man-woman relationships -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Cystic fibrosis -- Drama.
Truthfulness and falsehood -- Drama.
Honesty -- Drama.
Romantic comedy films.
New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [Century City, Calif.?] :First Look Studios,2008
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Jack and Jill versus the world
Contributors Dunne, Robin.
Sloan, Scott.
Parise, Vanessa.
Stebbings, Peter.
Prinze, Freddie, Jr.
Manning, Taryn.
Rowan, Kelly.
Smith, Charles Martin.
Forster, Robert, 1942-2019
Empera Pictures.
Myriad Pictures.
I200B Films.
Magnet Pictures.
Lucky Dog Film Group.
One for the Soul (Firm)
Darius Films.
First Look Studios.
Participants/Performers Freddie Prinze, Jr., Taryn Manning, Kelly Rowan, Peter Stebbings, Vanessa Parise, Charles Martin Smith, Robert Forster.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Manfred Guthe ; editors, Matthew Booth, David Ostry, Gareth C. Scales ; music, Jeremy Parise ; production designer, Peter Cosco.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; parents strongly cautioned; some material may be inappropriate for children under 13; sexual content and brief strong language.
Language English
In English with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
Special features: previews.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 2.0 stereo.
Description 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1592418031
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