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Jack and Jill (2011)

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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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Steve Koren (screenplay), Adam Sandler (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Weird Personality See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$79,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,003,575, 13 November 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$74,158,157

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,519,217
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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)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

The time difference between Miami and Portugal is always more than 5 Hours and can't be 4 as stated by Jack. See more »

Quotes

Gary Sadelstein: What are you gonna wear Daddy... in hell?
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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

References Glen or Glenda (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Dunkaccino
Written by Robert Smigel, Rupert Gregson-Williams and Christian Davis (as Christian B. Davis)
Performed by Al Pacino (uncredited)
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Terrible. The trailer is the highlights.
9 November 2011 | by MosHrSee all my reviews

The standard that Adam Sandler movies has set is pretty low, but even with such low expectations going to the movie, the movie still felt terrible. The gag is twins and ignoring that healthy identical twins with different genders is impossible, we get to see Adam Sandler dress up as a woman. And, we get to see Adam Sandler dress up as a woman a lot, ridiculously lot and so much so, that Jack Adam Sandler and the rest of the cast are just supporting actors to the almighty squawking of Jill Adam Sandler.

We could say this is just Adam Sandler up to his usual antics but Jill Adam Sandler hogs up the screen time and nothing about her really makes any sort of logical sense. There is Al Pacino as himself who falls for Jill, a possibility that the writers explain away as madness or nervous breakdown of Al Pacino. Then, there is Jill who is loved by the kids and Jack's wife Erin (played by Katie Holmes) for reasons that Jill doesn't portray on screen and we are never shown, all we are shown is the mean and manipulative Jill. The Jill that Adam Sandler portrays is his own immature rendition of a woman, filled with toilet humor and displays of uncharacteristic skills and strength as positive attributes. Jill is portrayed uninteresting and vacuous though written differently, and that being the center of the movie makes the movie uninteresting and tiresome.

The movie would have been an acceptable Sandler movie if Jill had been played by a woman who could actually portray a big heart. The previous Sandler movies were enjoyable movies, but Jack and Jill is a real stinker, barely watchable. The only thing I found interesting was the background opulence of everyone around, thrown around so casually that it really feels like the big guys involved in the movie have severely lost touch with their audience and given way to sloth where they think anything they do is magical. Avoid the movie.


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