The story of a [[Creator/BenAffleck publicist]], named Ollie (Olliver)'s fantastic New York life. That is, until tragedy strikes and he has to live with his [[DeadpanSnarker dad]] in NewJersey with his daughter. Family fun ensues as he tries to cope, with the help of his [[GeorgeCarlin family]] and [[Creator/LivTyler friend(s)]].

If that description is too vague, here is what it says on the box: "Hollywood favorites Creator/BenAffleck (''Film/{{Daredevil}}'', ''Film/{{Paycheck}}'', ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears'') and Creator/LivTyler (''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy, ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'') shine in this heartwarming all-star comedy about a guy who thinks he's lost it all, only to discover he's got everything he needs! Ollie (Affleck) is a smooth and successful big-city publicist who has the life he's always wanted - until things take an unexpected turn and he finds himself an unemployed single father back living with his dad in the suburbs. But just when he thinks his life has hit rock bottom, a sexy, no-nonsense video store clerk (Tyler) enters his life and shows Ollie that sometimes you have to forget who thought you were and acknowledge what really makes you happy. Also starring JenniferLopez (''Film/MaidInManhattan'') and Jason Biggs (''Film/AmericanPie'') - director Creator/KevinSmith (''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'') [[BlatantLies has delivered another hit critics are calling one of the year's funniest!]]"

!!''Jersey Girl'' demonstrates the following tropes:

* BeleagueredAssistant: Arthur.
* ChekhovsGun: Gertie always forgetting to flush the toilet. The one time she remembers on her own is [[InterruptedIntimacy the one time]] [[FlushingToiletScreamingShower Ollie wouldn't have wanted her to]]...
* DeathByChildbirth: [[spoiler:Gertrude]]
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: The entire reason Ollie had to move back in with his dad.
* FlushingToiletScreamingShower: How Gertie ends up catching Ollie and Maya, who are standing in the shower when Gertie flushes the toilet.
* GrumpyOldMan: GeorgeCarlin
* InterruptedIntimacy: Ollie gets caught with Maya by Gertie, who [[SwappedRoles switches roles with him]], mirroring a previous scene involving his daughter.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Ollie doesn't think [[Creator/WillSmith the star]] of Series/FreshPrinceOfBelAir will be able to carry a [[Film/IndependenceDay huge summer action film]].
* MagicalNegro: WillSmith's appearance (as himself) has shades of this.
* SwappedRoles : After Gertie catches Ollie in the shower with Maya.
* TakeThat: Many. Notably:
** In universe, Ollie delivers a massive one to WillSmith (just prior to the release of ''IndependenceDay'').
** ''{{Cats}}'' is apparently "the second worst thing to ever happen to New York."
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Interesting example. [[spoiler:Gertrude dying]] was supposed to be a major twist and JenniferLopez was meant to get a top billing. However after {{Gigli}} flopped with critics and audiences [[PortmanteauCoupleName Bennifer]] started suffering from a major HypeBacklash. In attempt at damage control Lopez was DemotedToExtra and [[spoiler: her death]] became a major part of advertising campaign.
* UnderminedByReality: A bit of an unusual case. Originally the plan was to advertise the movie as being all about the relationship between Affleck and Lopez's characters, making Lopez's death early on a huge shock. But by the time it was released ''{{Gigli}}'' and the general public being utterly sick of them as a couple had killed this plan's viability, so the twist was put right in the trailers, leaving the film with little real identity of its own.
* TheVerse: Averted. One of the reasons for this film's commercial failure was that it '''wasn't''' set in the ViewAskewniverse.
* WorldOfSnark: it ''is'' a KevinSmith film, after all.
* WhatTheHellHero: Bart calls Ollie out a few times when he isn't the father he should be.