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.
Freddie Prinze Jr.,
This truly disappointing film could easily be called "It's a hard knock life being middle-class in a turbulent housing market and having to slum it with the poor". Despite some very credible performances by some very decent Vancouver actors, the film suffers from dubious "not in my backyard /out of sight, out of mind" politics. I thought it strange at first that the vigilante goons who harass sex-trade workers and force them into less visible (more dangerous) areas were presented in such a heroic light, until I read that the director himself took part in this kind of activity. The script is overwrought, and riddled with Indy film clichés (with one notable scene clumsily lifted from Todd Solondz's Happiness).
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