Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he dreads: the Thanksgiving visit of his fraternal twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave.

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Dennis Dugan

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Ben Zook (story), Steve Koren (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Jack / Jill
Al Pacino ... Al Pacino
Katie Holmes ... Erin
Elodie Tougne ... Sofia
Rohan Chand ... Gary
Eugenio Derbez ... Felipe / Felipe's Grandma
David Spade ... Monica
Nick Swardson ... Todd
Tim Meadows ... Ted
Allen Covert ... Otto
Norm MacDonald ... Funbucket
Geoff Pierson ... Carter Simmons
Valerie Mahaffey ... Bitsy Simmons
Gary Valentine ... Dallas
Dana Carvey ... Scrapply Puppeteer
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Storyline

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 fraternal 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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Everything he touches turns to gold. Everything SHE touches turns to lead. Opposites don't get any less attractive than this. See more »

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Comedy

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

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Trivia

Dana Carvey's first theatrical movie appearance since The Master of Disguise (2002). See more »

Goofs

If Al Pacino changed his first name from "Al" to "Dunk", his full name would be "Dunk Pacino" not "Dunkaccino". See more »

Quotes

Jill Sadelstein: IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S THE CHIMICHANGAS!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Conners: Money, Booze and Lies (2021) See more »

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Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Written by James Brockman and Abe Olman
Performed by Matty Malneck's Orchestra (as Matty Melnick Orchestra)
Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music Inc.
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Deserves to be Erased from Film History
12 November 2011 | by dekkar5See 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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Language:

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Release Date:

11 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$79,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,003,575, 13 November 2011

Gross USA:

$74,158,157

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,673,788
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital | Dolby Surround 7.1 | SDDS (as Sony Dynamic Digital Sound) (8 channels) (7.1 Surround)| D-Cinema 48kHz 7.1 (D-Cinema prints) (7.1 Surround)| Dolby Surround 7.1 (as Dolby Surround 7.1) (Dolby Surround 7.1) (7.1 Surround)| Dolby Digital (as Dolby Digital) (Dolby 7.1) (7.1 Surround)| D-Cinema 48kHz Dolby Surround 7.1 (D-Cinema prints) (Dolby Surround 7.1) (7.1 Surround)

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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