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Jack and Jill vs. the World Reviews

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Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
April 11, 2008
Considering the talent assembled, the only audience draw here is the prospect of getting out of the rain.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Sam Sweet
L.A. Weekly
April 24, 2008
More farce might have served the film well; as Parise draws from a playbook of medical melodrama and romantic-comedies clichés, her moral about living outside the box becomes harder and harder to swallow.
Matt Pais
April 26, 2008
Achieves the holy trinity of painful earnestness, combining cute animals, sick teenagers and an idealistic belief in love and goodness that's actually deceptively judgmental.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
April 26, 2008
Written, directed, acted-in and produced by Parise, she's proven her creds as a one-woman employment agent. But, by now, she should be picking up that directing is a weak spot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
April 25, 2008
Blind to the fact that it should be rising up against its own formulaic kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Debruge
April 24, 2008
Parise no doubt intends the pic's attention to the disease -- plus animal adoption and fair trade coffee -- to be socially enlightening, but it feels suspiciously like sympathy-mongering.
Brian Orndorf
April 17, 2008
There's an overwhelming and quite repellent amount of gloss applied to the finished product, yet underneath it all are many scenes of honest emotional confession, distributed through wonderful atypical performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 5, 2008
...ultimately establishes itself as an affable endeavor that benefits substantially from the charismatic work of its two leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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