Jack and Jill vs. the World

Infobox Film
name = Jack and Jill vs. the World

caption = Movie Poster
director = Vanessa Parise
producer = Robin Dunne
Vanessa Parise
writer = Vanessa Parise
Peter Stebbings
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starring = Freddie Prinze Jr.
Taryn Manning
Robert Forster
Vanessa Parise
Kelly Rowan
Peter Stebbings
music =
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released = April 4, 2008
runtime = 89 minutes
country = USA / Canada
language = English
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imdb_id = 0475252

"Jack and Jill vs. the World" is a film by Vanessa Parise. It was released on April 4, 2008 and stars Freddie Prinze Jr. and Taryn Manning as Jack and Jill.


*Freddie Prinze Jr. as Jack
*Taryn Manning as Jill
*Robert Forster as Norman
*Vanessa Parise as Lucy
*Kelly Rowan as Kate
*Peter Stebbings as George


Jack (Prinze Jr.) is a thirty-something New York City advertising executive, living a life forged from routine. He is successful and stylish... and extremely bored. then, he meets Jill (Manning).

Twenty one, fiery, adorable, and possessed of nothing resembling a routine, Jill enters Jack's life like a hurricane. They meet by chance on a rooftop, and move in together by week's end. Together, they piece together a playful manifesto of "rules to live by." Jack's best friend and partner, George (Stebbings), notices a more playful side to Jack's usual cynical personality, and wants to meet the cause.

But there are storm clouds, as Jill's free-spirited nature causes some friction. When her long absences go unexplained, Jack forces Jill to confess that her disappearances are a result of the treatment she needs for Cystic Fibrosis, an ultimately terminal disease. Jack is furious with Jill for violating their pact of honesty, and they break up.

It is a talk with his father Norman (Forster) that incites Jack to find Jill. Jack tracks down her wacky friend, Lucy (Parise), and pleads his case. Convinced that he truly loves Jill, Lucy admits that Jill is catching a Greyhound bus cross-country to Hollywood. Jack reevaluates his life, and just as he quits his job, a bomb threat is called in at his work. Jack goes outside and is surprised to find the culprit is Jill. The two make up, and with their new dog in tow, they hit the highway... with no destination in sight except for a life together.

Jack and Jill's Manifesto of Rules to Live By

Rule 1 Be honest
Rule 2 Believe in fairy tales
Rule 3 Accept time as our friend
Rule 4 Make sure the nooky is good
Rule 5 Promote beauty. Wage a sustained campaign against ugliness
Rule 6 Abandon the pursuit of happiness and its false promise
Rule 7 Show compassion, except to pirates
Rule 8 Always be willing to admit when you're wrong


The movie features music by Canadian indie rock band Stars.


The DVD is set to be released on June 14, 2008.

External links

*imdb title|id=0475252|title=Jack and Jill vs. the World
*" [http://www.myspace.com/jackandjillvstheworld Jack and Jill vs. the World] " at MySpace
* [http://www.jackandjillvstheworld.com/ Official Website]

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