Jack & Jill
|Producer||Todd Garner, Adam Sandler, Jack Giarraputo |
| Director||Dennis Dugan|
| Release Date||11-Nov-2011|
| Cast||Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, Regis Philbin|
Jack & Jill, initially titled The Weird Personality, is a comedy-film that stars Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino. In the film, Jack, a family man(Adam Sandler), and his wife(Katie Holmes) are forced to deal with his twin sister(also Adam Sandler) from the Bronx when she comes to Los Angeles to visit for Thanksgiving and won’t leave. Adam Sandler will play both characters. Katie Holmes would play Sandler's wife; Al Pacino is set to play himself.
Movie Review:-Sandler has made a handful of more mature comedies; this is not one of them. Back in whoopee cushion territory with an undernourished vein of sentiment, he takes a co-writing credit with Steve Koren, from a story by Ben Zook. But the movie, directed with workman-like diligence by frequent Sandler collaborator Dennis Dugan, is less a screenplay than a lazy pitch.
Directed with the customary lack of effort by Dennis Dugan and slopped over with sticky sentimentality in its final moments to mask its overall meanness,Jack & Jill is so bad that you know the people who made it knew better, but simply didn't care enough to fix it. They're pandering to anyone who ever bought tickets to a Happy Madison production, and by buying into this one, you'd only be encouraging them to get worse. Knowing the movie can't entirely rely on Jill's flatulence to baffle its audience, Jack and Jill employs a number of shameless drive-by appearances from across the Hollywood spectrum to replace actual entertainment. Johnny Depp, Jared the Subway Guy, Shaq,Bruce Jenner, the Sham-Wow Guy and Drew Carey (who Jill meets while embarrassing herself on The Price Is Right) all stop by for a cheap laugh. Maybe that's a good thing—the cameos are nonsensical enough to distract from Jack and Jill's plot, one that trudges along at a glacial pace as Jill finds ways to stay at Jack's house and ruin her brother's life.
Jack and Jill isn't really a movie, but more of an extended Royal Caribbean Cruises commercial with a Dunkin Donuts dance number set to an extended fart exploding from a dragged-out Adam Sandler's buttocks. The bar for entertainment value has never been set lower than this film, an experience so toxic to the mind that, along with its PG-rating, should carry a warning label from Surgeon General.