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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 fraternal twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave.

Director:

Dennis Dugan

Writers:

Ben Zook (story), Steve Koren (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Bottom Rated Movies #39 | 14 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

She isn't shy. She isn't subtle. And, worst of all, SHE ISN'T LEAVING. 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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Trivia

This was the first movie in Razzie history to win in every category: Worst Picture, Worst Director (Dennis Dugan), Worst Actor (Adam Sandler as Jack), Worst Actress (Adam Sandler as Jill), Worst Supporting Actor (Al Pacino), Worst Supporting Actress (David Spade as Monica), Worst Screen Couple (Adam Sandler and Katie Holmes or Pacino and Sandler), Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel (Remake/Ripoff of Glen or Glenda (1953)), Worst Screenplay, and Worst Screen Ensemble. It now holds the record for most Razzie Award "wins" by one film in a single year, with ten awards, including Worst Picture of 2011. The record was previously held by I Know Who Killed Me (2007), with eight awards, including Worst Picture of 2007. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is reading a list of what Jill wants to do during her stay, his hand position as he holds the paper changes in between shots. 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 »

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Happy Birthday to You
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Ladies and gentlemen, here it is, Adam Sandler's worst movie!
16 November 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I like comedy when it is funny. I have to admit though, apart from Punch Drunk Love, Reign Over Me, Spanglish, The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates and Happy Gilmore I have never liked Adam Sandler. I often find his acting style irritating, his characters unlikeable and apart from five or six exceptions his films poorly written with not much point to them.

As much as I didn't think much of Little Nicky, You Don't Mess With the Zohan, Funny People and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry(generally Anger Management, The Longest Yard, Click and The Waterboy I had mixed feelings on) neither of them are as painful to watch as this one. The trailer was enough to make me wish the ground had swallowed me up, and the film managed to be every bit as bad.

So why did I see Jack and Jill in the first place if I didn't like Sandler? One reason really. Al Pacino. I consider this man a great actor, and this is not just The Godfather, Dog Day Afternoon, Scent of a Woman and Carlito's Way as I consider his performance in Godfather Part II one of the all-time great male performances.

When I saw the movie on Tinyurl, having an inkling it would be bad but Pacino would be at least decent, in my opinion this is as awful as I was hearing. This is not just Adam Sandler's worst film, but also one of the worst of the year and one of the worst I've seen recently.

Jack and Jill is a cheap-looking movie, with not much attention to slick editing or continuity and the lighting also manages to be dull. Of Sandler's movies, Jack and Jill is perhaps the worst-directed, because the director throughout seemed to be rushing through it. The soundtrack at best is forgettable, and doesn't seem dynamic with what's going on on screen.

The acting is awful. Adam Sandler is a big part of the film's problem. None of his characters are likable, instead they are very annoying and Sandler's performance is samey and irritating throughout. Not only that, Jill is introduced too quickly with a severe lack of build-ups, and Sandler as a woman in all honesty is not pretty, sorry I had to say.

I was hoping that Al Pacino would elevate just a little bit, as he was the only redeeming quality of Gigli, another example of a bad film. Alas, he spends the entire movie looking bored, almost as if what am I doing here, and the performance reads very much of him playing himself. The cameos don't engage either, they are not funny, in fact pretty much nobody seems to have a sense of comic timing, and just come and go. Nicky Swardson fares best, surprising seeing as I don't regard him very highly either.

Worse are the script, characters and story. In regards to the script and the humour, Jack and Jill fails utterly. The dialogue is atrocious, very immature and hackneyed, while the physical and visual humour just left a bad taste in the mouth. I get that it was meant to be funny and not to be exactly subtle, but the poop jokes for example got really embarrassing and left me more disgusted than amused.

Story-wise, Jack and Jill lacks any kind of structure, it all feels very broken and rushed. As for the characters, they are either annoying, shallow or both, I finished the film not only not caring for them but also forgetting them.

All in all, Sandler's worst movie and one of the worst(I think only Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star, a movie I saw out of curiosity with little else to do, was worse) of a very hit-and-miss year. 0/10 Bethany Cox


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