Jusqu'à toi, released in English as Every Jack has a Jill, directed by Jennifer Devoldère, has got to be one of the worst foreign films I've seen yet. Starring American actor Justin Bartha and French actress Mélanie Laurent, the film moves excruciatingly slowly and barely shows any scenes of Paris, let alone enough to make it worth the time. From the blurb on the back of the DVD I thought I would be able to settle down to do some etching while watching a predictable but cute story; little did I know that the narrative would be so stilted and the acting insipid - Justin Bartha is especially irritating. I watched until the very end in constant hope that it would get better but it was not to be. To be fair there were a few cinematographically nice scenes and Billy Boyd's Scottish accent was quite cute, but the lead actors were dull and uninspiring.
'26-year-old Chloe lives alone in Paris between an invasive neighbour, a petty-minded colleague and a bossy DVD rental store manager. It is a life that doesn't live up to her expectations.
30-year-old Jack, an American who's been dumped by his girlfriend, wins a trip to Paris. By a fortunate stroke of luck, Chloe gets her hands on Jack's suitcase, a gift from his father that he cherishes deeply. Chloe falls in love with the suitcase's contents. Chloe loves Jack, even though she's never seen him and knows nothing about him. She convinces herself that he's the man of her dreams, that they're made for one another, and she does everything she can to find him.'