Jack and Jill – 2011
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Starring Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, Eugeno Derbez, Tim Meadows, Nick Swardson
Screenplay by Sandler, Ben Zook, Steve Koren, Robert Smigel
Dennis Miller once said about the 2 for 1 blue light special at Kmart, “Two of sh!t, is sh!t. If they really wanna screw you they’d give you 3 of these things.”
So, unless they come up with a third twin in the second movie, this will be the worst film in a decade.
You’ve seen the commercials, and if you thought any of that stuff was funny, then this movie will float to the top of the toilet bowl for you. By the time the opening credits have rolled, we have seen that the Jill character as annoying, overbearing and rife with fart sounds. Those farts continue throughout much of the film. This, added to the Adam Sandler whiny voice which I haven’t missed since he used it so much in his SNL days, and you have everything you never wanted to see in an Adam Sandler movie, and less.
Just remember, it took 4 writers for this. Someone had to come up with the idea of the old lady with one tooth who is revived with Jalapeno Peppers.
For the hard to please, we get Sandler house pet Nick Swardson, along with the ones that have graduated to the kennel outside, Spade and Schneider. I really can’t believe that Dana Carvey felt the need to show up. When is Wayne’s World 3 coming up? I never bought Katie Holmes as a hostage in her marriage with Tom Cruise, but I think this is what it might look like if it were true. The seeming coup for this film is the turning of Al Pacino into a sleazy lech. If you don’t like seeing him slobber all over Sandler in drag, then, you have standards, and this film isn’t for you.
(0 out of *****)