Jack and Jill vs. the World
Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 18, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 17, 2008
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Blind to the fact that it should be rising up against its own formulaic kind.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...ultimately establishes itself as an affable endeavor that benefits substantially from the charismatic work of its two leads.

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Brian Orndorf

There's an overwhelming and quite repellent amount of gloss applied to the finished product, yet underneath it all are many scenes of honest emotional confession, distributed through wonderful atypical performances.

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Peter Debruge

Parise no doubt intends the pic's attention to the disease -- plus animal adoption and fair trade coffee -- to be socially enlightening, but it feels suspiciously like sympathy-mongering.

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Matt Pais

Achieves the holy trinity of painful earnestness, combining cute animals, sick teenagers and an idealistic belief in love and goodness that's actually deceptively judgmental.

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Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

Considering the talent assembled, the only audience draw here is the prospect of getting out of the rain.

Sam Sweet
L.A. Weekly

More farce might have served the film well; as Parise draws from a playbook of medical melodrama and romantic-comedies clichés, her moral about living outside the box becomes harder and harder to swallow.

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Written, directed, acted-in and produced by Parise, she's proven her creds as a one-woman employment agent. But, by now, she should be picking up that directing is a weak spot.

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Nicki Marie
Didn't mind this one. Harmless piece of fluff. I didn't buy Freddie and Taryn as a couple at all though. I actually don't mind her as an… More
Erin Collins
Typical FPJ movie...he's just not a very good actor. Tarryn Manning is actually pretty bad too. Some parts were cute/funny, but it was blah for the most… More
Leo L
An interesting movie with a good story plot. A bit on the quirky side, although it lacks a bit of chemistry between the two. Interesting characters, but the two… More