Film Review: Jack and Jill

| 8 December , 2011 | Reply

Directed by: Denis Dugan
Cast: Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino
Sassi\’s Star Rating: 1.5/5

Jack (Adam Sandler) is a successful L.A ad-man who has the ideal life; with the exception of the week of thanksgiving, when his identical twin sister Jill (also played by Sandler) makes her annual visit to his family home. Needy and annoying the Bronx bred Jill always drives Jack crazy; and this holiday season is no exception.

After the recent death of their mother (whom Jill had been caring for) the perpetually single Jill is lonelier then ever, and Jack\’s wife Erin (Katie Holmes) convinces her husband to let her stay through the whole holiday season. Between keeping his sister out of his hair, and trying to keep his company afloat; Jack is spreading himself thin.

But a chance meeting between Jill and a washed out, slightly crazed Al Pacino (playing himself) gives Jack a shot at getting the actor to star in a high profit campaign, but only if he can convince Jill to go on a date with him. The love jilted Jill has no interest in the fallen celebrity\’s affections and refuses to see him. Jack though, isn\’t going to give up easily.

A cross dressing comedy of errors Jack and Jill has all the usual ingredients of a Sandler comedy but none of the charm of Fifty First Dates/The Wedding Singer or the absurd hilarity of Billy Madison/Happy Gilmore. There are laughs to be had for Sandler enthusiasts and kids but this family friendly gross out comedy may be more miss then hit for older crowds.

Jack and Jill is in cinemas now.

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Paige

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