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Jack and Jill (2011)

PG | | Comedy | 11 November 2011 (USA)
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Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he dreads: the Thanksgiving visit of his twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave.

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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 Columbia Pictures

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His twin sister is coming for the holidays... ...and it ain't pretty. See more »

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Rated PG for crude material including suggestive references, language and comic violence | See all certifications »

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$79,000,000 (estimated)

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$25,003,575 (USA) (11 November 2011)

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$74,158,157 (USA) (24 February 2012)
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Trivia

Al Pacino, appearing as a fictionalized version of himself, is shown playing Richard III on stage. In reality, Pacino directed and starred in a documentary about the making of a production of Richard III entitled 'Looking for Richard'. See more »

Goofs

'The Allure of the Seas' never cruises in Europe. It only takes cruisers to the eastern and western Caribbean. See more »

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Jill Sadelstein: [after breaking his Oscar] Oh, my God! I'm so sorry! I am sure you have others, though.
Al Pacino: 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 »


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The Wanderer
Written by Ernie Maresca (as Ernest Maresca)
Performed by The Belmonts (as Dion & the Belmonts)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film and Television Music
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Deserves to be Erased from Film History
12 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I will start by saying that I have enjoyed many Adam Sandler movies and have found him to be a generally funny guy when I've seen him interviewed and when he was on Saturday Night Live.

I laughed gleefully through Anger Management, Mr. Deeds, Billy Madison, 50 First Dates, and Happy Gilmore. Funny People and Just Go With It were awesome movies! I was brought to tears in Sandler's emotional portrayal in Reign Over Me.

I have great respect for the man as a comedian and actor. But Jack and Jill is abysmal. The "jokes" are not only bizarrely misplaced - THEY ARE NOT FUNNY. I did not hear a single laugh, not even a slight giggle from any audience member in the theater. In fact, almost 1/3 of them walked out before it was over. Those who stayed, openly derided the flick as we all exited the theater in utter disgust and sadness.

I don't know why Al Pacino was in this movie, his acting made it seem like he was forced at gun point to do this movie. Nick Swardson and Tim Meadows are way too funny to be in such a disaster. Especially given Swardson's stellar performance in Just Go With It.

This movie is not a flop, its not an "oops", its not a mistake - it's a career ending pile of trash. A career ender that started with Sandler's god awful "Grown Ups" and climaxes with this revolting hunk of garbage.

Sorry Adam, it's over.


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