1 hour, 33 minutes
PG Parental Guidance Suggested.
for crude material including suggestive references, language, comic violence and brief smoking
Adam Sandler ...
Jack and Jill
Al Pacino ...
Elodie Tougne ...
Rohan Chand ...
Eugenio Derbez ...
Felipe & Grandma
David Spade ...
Nick Swardson ...
Norm MacDonald ...
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.