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Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008)

Jack is a NYC advertising exec with a life as glossy as the ads he spins. Jill is new to the city, with nothing to stand on but her fiery personality and romantic ideals. Opposites attract, and together they author their own manifesto of "rules to live by." But Jill betrays Jack by violating rule one - Be Honest.

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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 ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They're young. They're daring. And ready for anything. Just not each other.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Dick and Jane vs. the World  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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When Jill and Jack are talking about happiness and drinking from the green bottles at about 17 minutes into the movie, Jill gets up and asks Jack if he is happy. She puts her forehead against his. In the next shot, her head is several inches away from his. See more »

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Jack: Hey, George... How does this relationship nonsense usually work?
George: Usually, you go on a couple of dates, see if you like each other. Eventually you have sex.
Jack: Right. I, uh... I sort of skipped the whole dating thing. So what then?
George: And then, if you're happy with the action, you become boyfriend and girlfriend. It's really fun for, like, three months, and then you realize it's work. Then you dump her. Or not.
Jack: Okay, let's say not.
George: You move in together.
Jack: I did that.
George: Right. Well... Then you get married....
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Could have been better
19 June 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie had a fantastic story, but ended up being a bit bland. I think casting could have been a lot better. The girl who played Jill played a good role, but i don't think it was Jills 'character'. Also i think editing could have stopped it feeling so raw. some scenes seemed pointless. Last thing- I'm not a fan of the title. i don't know if its meant to be 'arthouse' or what, but i think here concise would have been better. maybe just manifesto or something. although i get what the director was getting at. The whole 'dont conform to the world' thing was consistent through the whole movie, with the manifesto, some of the dialogue, and the robot song scene

But overall i still found it enjoyable, and thought it was a great story.


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