Jack And Jill vs. The World

Synopsis: In Manhattan, the successful executive Jack is a methodical and controlled man with simple habits that works in an advertisement agency with his coworker George. While smoking a cigarette on the roof of the building of the agency, Jack meets the aspirant actress Jill that has just arrived in New York and is seeking a job. He sympathizes with her situation and gives her name to a Klubendorf commercial in the campaign promoted by his agency. When he takes Jill home, he finds that she lives in a very low-budget hotel and out of the blue, he invites her to stay in the guest room of his fancy apartment for a while. Jill changes the behavior of Jack that becomes happier, and proposes Jack to write together a manifesto where the first rule is "be honest". However, she omits to Jack that she is sick with cystic fibrosis and she would have only a couple of years more. When Jack discovers that Jill is ill, he feels betrayed with her violation of their first rules, and they split. But Jack is cha
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Vanessa Parise
Production: First Look
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

It eliminates the middleman.

Puts more money in

the hands of the grower.

You know about this?

Of course.

Doesn't everybody?

If everybody knows about it,

how come everyone doesn't buy it?

Not everyone carries it, I guess.

Downstairs. They sell

fair-trade blend downstairs.

I don't think that's the same.

Why don't more

coffee shops carry it?

It's all about profits.

Internationally, coffee prices have fallen,

like, 80% in the last decade.

Does that low-fat cup of crap

gotten any cheaper?

Do you know where to get it?

Ask a hippie. They'll tell you.

Do you get it?

- No.

- Why not?

'Cause, Jack.

Hippies scare me, all right?

Mister... Smith?

This is Jill, our trainee.

She's gonna sit in on this.

Is that okay?

- Hello.

- Hi.

Just a few questions.

Excuse me?

Why do you want to adopt this cat?

Is that a trick question?

No. No tricks.

Just a simple question

to get things rolling.

I like cats.

Is that your answer?


Is there something wrong with that?

We encourage details

usually, but that's fine.

"Likes cats."

Black cats. I like black cats.

They're soft and everything.

Small and soft and cuddly.

I like that.


"Likes black cats."


I'm especially fond of their innocence.

Have you ever worn

platform boots, Mr. Smith?

Plat-Platform boots?

Teased your hair,

put on make-up, that sort of thing?

Excuse me. What's...

Do you remember that band,

they had that splash in the early '90s?

I think it was, uh, Postal Partum?

That's my band.

That was you?


They had that huge crowd-pleaser.

They whole act where

they bit the kittens' tails off.

It was just pretend.

Drummers. They give me

the heebie-jeebies.

- Getting the hang of this?

- Yeah. No drummers.

Got it.

Hey, Dad.


It's the first Monday

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Vanessa Parise

Vanessa Parise is an American film director, writer, producer, and actress based in NYC, New York. Her first feature film Kiss the Bride won the Golden Starfish Award at the Hamptons Film Festival in 2002. Her television movies, Perfect High and Drink Slay Love have been named by the Lifetime’s Broad Focus initiative. Parise has been nominated for Leo Awards for Best Direction in 2015 and 2016. more…

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