One Minute Movie Review: ‘Jack and Jill’

Adam Sandler takes on a dual role of identical twins in the Razzie-nominated comedy movie "Jack and Jill."


Main Cast: Adam Sandler, Al Pacino, Katie Holmes
Supporting Cast: Eugenio Derbez, Tim Meadows, Nick Swardson, Allen Covert, Valerie Mahaffey, Gad Elmaleh, Gary Valentine
Director: Dennis Dugan
Genre: Comedy
Released By: Columbia Pictures
MTRCB Rating: PG-13
Opening Date: February 22, 2012

Gist: Jack and Jill is a comedy focusing on Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler), a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, who dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister Jill (also Adam Sandler). Jill’s neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down. Katie Holmes plays Erin, Jack’s wife. –Sony Pictures

The Positive: Despite the toilet humor and some other crass elements, the film tries to invoke the value of family.

The Negative: Sandler’s antics and gags that were hits in his previous films have evidently worn out in “Jack and Jill.” If “Punch-Love Drunk” is Sandler’s all-time best, this film may be his all-time worst.




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