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

In fairy tales,

happiness is there for the taking.

Slay the dragon,

save the princess.

Live happily ever after.

Today, we're talking about booze.

Beer, spirits, plonk?

Some call it moonshine or screech.

Name your poison.

How much can you drink?

What does it make you do?

... segment brought...

you... Klubendorff Beer...

Once upon a time,

there was a young man named Jack,

and Jack took the pursuit

of happiness very seriously.

See, in Jack's world,

happiness came with a price tag:

fancy cars,

designer suits.

Jack had it all.

The only thing Jack never bought

was the old adage "The best

things in life are free. "

Can you blame him?

And by his standards,

he was a success.

Move it!

His happiness was

beautifully uncomplicated.

The part of Prince Charming

was not for Jack.

The condo, the clothes,

the car, the coffee,

the career... his life.

It all worked...

on paper, at least.

What's up, bird?

What are you doing,

just eating garbage?

Shitting everywhere?

Hey, man, I feel you.

Still, that flying thing.

That's gotta be pretty good, right?

Hello? Hi.

Can you hear me now?

What about now?

Oh, great. Yes.

I was calling you back

about that room for rent.

Uh-huh. Yeah, sure, hold on.

Oh! Sh*t!

Are you still there? Hello?



Nice kick.

Are you all right?

I'm sorry. I'm having...

I'm having the worst day.

Can you help me with something?

I'm, uh... I'm a little lost.

But in life, as much as you try to hide,

complications will inevitably find you.

You know that's

a subway map, right?

What? It's got streets on it.

Right, but it's mainly used for,

you know... the subway.


When Jack met Jill,

he took their meeting at face value.

Hey, Jackass, we missed you.

There's some serious talent over there.

- Have we cast yet?

- Some maybes, but no.

Snack, crackle, pop.

She's our girl, George.

Trying to make a play here?

I'm just saying she's our girl.

'Cause if you are,

I'll tell Sally to cancel dinner.

What's dinner got to do...


Is this another one of those...

Yeah. Yeah.

Yes, it is.

Sure, there had been other girls,

but Jack had been able to navigate

through those situations unscathed.

It's like our hormones are going

"Boingo! Boingo! Time to be Mommy!"

Boingo? Boingo?

I don't think I've

heard that expression.

I've heard "Boing."

No, but that's the sound

a kangaroo makes.

You are so adorable!

I'm gonna run to the little boys' room.

But when I come back,

I want to get to the bottom

of this "Boingo Boingo" business, okay?


Excuse me.

Excuse me.

Do you mind?

We're holding for the voice-over.

"Welcome to the Klub."

And cut.

Jill, what happened to the lotion?

Excuse me.

Do you mind?

Oh! Oh, my gosh!



Okay, first positions, everyone.

- Action!

- Excuse me.


- I'm sorry.

- Cut.

- Cut!

- I'm sorry.

Look, here's what we're gonna do.

She comes down,

and the bathing-suit top has to stay on

so she can roll to hand it.

What we do is we

double-side tape.

Am I screwing up?

I mean, if I had another arm, I could...

They're just figuring some stuff out.

Or she could go...

God, you'd think they were

solving world hunger.

It's much more important than that.

All right. We're gonna tie the top.

So I just made it to Manhattan,

so I'm still figuring it all out.

But I used to come here as a kid.

I'd beg my parents to take me here.

I'm just so happy to be here. Wow!

Oh! This is great!

So I was a sophomore

at Syracuse, and...

As much as he tried to fight it,

Jack couldn't helped

but be charmed by Jill.

...about acting, you know? So I quit.

I was outta there.

Intrigued by her.

I kinda miss Tupac already.

I left him with my parents.

You want to see a picture?


Man, he's looking good.

Isn't he cute? Mwah!

Is this the place?

Home sweet home.

You know, these hostels

are riddled with bedbugs,

crabs, stuff like that.

Hey, listen, you're not...



Anyway, thanks for the ride.

Hey, little mama!

There it was.


Things were about to get complicated.

Well... this is it.

Uh, bathroom, kitchen,

living area, TV.

That's, uh, that's my

bedroom over there,

and the extra bedroom

is right there.

There's a... bit of a view there.

Oh! It's gorgeous.

You like?


Just until you find

something on your own.


Thank you.

Thank you.

Just make yourself comfortable.

Please. Of course they've talked about it.

Of course you've talked about it.

That is not the question.

The question is how many, hmm?

Am I right?

Sally, let me guess.

You want a small family,

and, uh, George,

George wants you

to be a baby machine.

# There's no such thing as the future #

# It's all doubts and lovely dreams #

# Come and listen to these screams #

# There's no such thing as heroes #

# Just a bunch of ones and zeros #

I used to think that having kids

was, like, a total copout.

I mean, everyone jumping on

the conveyor belt to do it

'cause they have nothing better to do.

I'm a career woman.

Gimme a break.

But now I know

there's more to it than that.

It's biological.

You want a coffee?

No thanks. I don't go there.

Why? What's wrong with it?

I try and buy fair trade coffee.



I like this place.

Okay. Have a good day at work.

You have a good audition...

and whatever else it is you do today.

Fair trade coffee.

You heard of this, huh?

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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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