Jack and Jill (2011) Adam Sandler, Al Pacino, Katie Holmes, Elodie Tougne Movie Review

Jack and Jill (2011)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Adam Sandler in Jack and Jill (2011)

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Advertising executive Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler) has various things on his mind, such as how to persuade Al Pacino to do an advert for Dunkin' Donuts. But there is something even weightier playing on his mind, the annual visit from his twin sister Jill (Adam Sandler) whose demanding ways make Jack's life a nightmare. But that nightmare has just got a whole more frightening as Jill decides to stay a lot longer.

How can a movie like "Jack and Jill" ever get green lighted, surely those with the power look at the stats and see that Sandler's career has evolved to the point where his best movies are now the ones where he is surrounded by a strong cast to offer variety. So on paper a movie which features Sandler not once but twice and in a role where he is playing the archetypal pushy Jewish woman should have set off major alarm bells. But nope someone thought that double Sandler would work and maybe that person is now looking for another job because quite simply "Jack and Jill" really doesn't work.

What can I say other than the joke writers were really scraping the bottom of the barrel with so much of the humour not even managing to make you groan. In fairness for a couple of minutes Sandler as the typical over the top Jewish woman is amusing but then you want something else and that does not arrive. In fact nothing arrives other than the realisation that Al Pacino hasn't made a great movie in a long time and needs a better advisor when it comes to choosing movies.

Here is the truth, the best thing about "Jack and Jill" is that Katie Holmes is gorgeous, her character doesn't get to do much but she is appealing, the most appealing thing in the entire movie.

What this all boils down to is that "Jack and Jill" is bad, it is seriously bad and the sort of movie which could kill careers. In fact how this movie didn't kill the career of Adam Sandler is the most amazing thing.