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After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and 400 costumed party crashers sometimes crazy follows you.
Jack Sadelstein is 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. Jill's neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down. Written by
When Al Pacino is "speaking" in French or Spanish, it is just gibberish (as the native speakers attest - the Frenchman responds "I don't understand"). See more »
The port where the cruise ship departs from for the holiday week is actually Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale and not in Spain. See more »
[after breaking his Oscar]
Oh, my God! I'm so sorry! I am sure you have others, though.
Uh, you'd think it, but, uh, oddly enough, I don't.
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After the credits, one member of the previously shown twins conducts a sight gag. He 'inflates' his stomach to a noticeably larger size. He than pantomimes using a large pin to 'pop' his stomach, deflating it to normal size. See more »
I saw a pre-screening of this film the night before it opened to wide release. I knew going in that it was not going to be an excellent film. But, I thought, there would be a few laughs and some funny moments in it. I was terribly mistaken.
Adam Sandler was terrible as 'Jill'. We were supposed to believe that the character was actually a woman. All I saw was Adam Sandler in a dress with a stupid voice.
The character of Jack is unlikeable and mean, almost to the point where you wonder how he has any family or friends.
Katie Holmes, which I usually enjoy watching in films, was a non entity in it. Her character was one dimensional and boring. She might as well have not been there at all.
Al Pacino, why did you do this movie? He is an amazing actor with amazing credits to his name. But this? Really?
The jokes were pointless and not funny. I'm really tired of 'fart' jokes. Been there, done that. Not funny.
The only funny part of the film was Jack's son, he had a couple of funny lines. Basically the only time I laughed was when he was on screen doing something.
If I had paid for this movie, I would have walked out to get my money back. As it was, I sat finished my popcorn, pop and thought, "Free tickets were too expensive to be here." Do yourselves a favour, skip this movie and do ANYTHING else.
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