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Running Time:
1 hour, 33 minutes

Rating: PG Parental Guidance Suggested.

Rating Explanation:
for crude material including suggestive references, language, comic violence and brief smoking

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
You get a double dose of Adam Sandler, and although the film is no fun at all, Al Pacino seems to be having the time of his life.

Additional Info:
CAST:
Adam Sandler ... Jack and Jill
Al Pacino ... Himself
Elodie Tougne ... Sofia
Rohan Chand ... Gary Sadelstein
Eugenio Derbez ... Felipe & Grandma
David Spade ... Monica
Nick Swardson ... Todd
Norm MacDonald ... Funbucket



Jack and Jill
Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler) is an LA advertising executive who makes TV commercials. He has a nice home, a pretty wife (Katie Holmes) and two cute kids (Elodie Tougne and Rohan Chand). But he’s got two problems. One is the insistence of his biggest client, Dunkin’ Doughnuts, that their next commercial star Al Pacino, the other is that he’s expecting the arrival of his rowdy twin sister Jill, whose holiday visits always bode disaster.

Adam Sandler also plays his sister Jill - in drag, of course,. She's an abrasive, clueless  loudmouth, but we’re supposed to believe that she’s actually a sweet person - to everybody but Jack. Of course, deep down they really love one another, and the only thing worse than their screaming altercations are the sequences in which they bond and talk the baby-like gibberish only they can understand. Well, perhaps there’s one other thing, the knowing put-downs of Jack by his adopted son Gary (Rohan Chand), which always serve as the sign that a scene is about to fade to black.

The familial part of the plot directed by Dennis Dugan ("Grown Ups") is only half of the picture, and it’s in the other part that it goes from conventionally terrible to surrealistically awful. That concerns Jack’s efforts to persuade Al Pacino (in a take-off of himself), to do the commercial. That’s further complicated by the fact that Al does this “love at first sight” when he first meets Jill, and demands that Jack set him up with her.

The major mystery about Jack and Jill isn’t how such a piece of crude, stupid slapstick could come from Sandler's Happy Madison company, it's how Sandler attracted so many people to do bit parts in the movie including David Spade, Dana Carvey, Norm MacDonald, Tim Meadows, Nick Swardson, Regis Philbin, John McEnroe, Bruce Jenner and Drew Carey. And, how to did he ever get Shaquille O’Neal and Al Pacino to sacrifice any shred of professional dignity they have? He even convinced Johnny Depp to be in a scene courtside at a Lakers game. All of this to little avail....the film is terrible.







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