Every Jack Has A Jill: Movie Review
Every Jack Has A Jill
Cast: Justin Bartha, Melanie Laurent, Billy Boyd
Director: Jennifer Devoldere
Fresh from the success of The Hangover (Justin Bartha) and Inglourious
Basterds (Melanie Laurent) comes this sweet (almost sickly) story.
Laurent is Chloe, a 20 something living alone in Paris and in her dream
world, searching for her perfect man; Bartha is Jack, a 30 year old American who
wins a trip to Paris from a Coke can - and is promptly dumped by his
So Jack heads to France at the behest of his best friend (a marvellous Billy
Boyd) - however, on his arrival he's missing his suitcase. This lost luggage
ends up in Chloe's hands on the other side of Paris and despite warnings from
her friends not to open it, she does - and falls in love with the contents. And
therefore the owner too.
So she decides to do everything she can to find this man of her dreams...will
it work out?
Every Jack Has A Jill will find a perfect audience with the romantic; Chloe's
the epitome of the dreamer - gazes into the distance wistfully, zones out etc;
and Jack is the perfect foil to her; a bit little boy lost with rugged good
The wheel's not broken here - and Devoldere does little to fix it. Throw in a
couple of racial stereotypes with the surly French hotel owner and the English
family abroad, and this film is your average romantic drama.
Both Laurent and Bartha play their roles well and make good protagonists;
plus there's points to the script for keeping the pair apart for the majority of
Depending on how much you're willing to forgive Every Jack Has A Jill, will
depend on how much you'll love it. If you're a little world weary and cynical
it'll do nothing to change your world view.
However, if you're prone to dreaming and believing in romance, it'll
rock your world.