In "Jack and Jill vs. the World," Freddie Prinze Jr.'s straight-laced ad man Jack wears black and white even on dates, while unpredictable out-of-towner Jill (Taryn Manning) accessorizes in pink. Can two such fundamentally different souls find love in the big city? Opposites not only attract but also draft a manifesto for modern living in the sort of earnest date movie that suggests Jill-of-all-trades Vanessa Parise (who produces, writes and directs while saving the sassiest part for herself) looks to Cameron Crowe as the paragon of profundity. Idealistic indie faces an uphill battle in theaters, where Parise is self-distributing.
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