Jack and Jill

Jack_and_JillIn Adam Sandler's latest flick, he plays a pair of middle-aged twins at loggerheads – both Jack as well as Jill.

Jack is a top ad executive who has his obnoxious twin sister coming for Thanksgiving visit and she has decided to stay through to the New Year as well. But, even with lovely wife's (Katie Holmes) peacemaking, why would Jack tolerate that? Simple. To save his company, he has to get Al Pacino to appear in a commercial and for some bizarre reason, the man has taken a liking to his tough-to-love sister.

Rather than funny, there are several painful parts to the movie, beginning from the start where director Dennis Dugan (I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry) gets many real-life twins to share their relationship. In the middle, everything gets thrown in from upset stomachs to weird mexicans to going drag to seduce another man, you name it, Jack and Jill's got it. Then there is also the resignation from seeing Al Pacino being funny playing himself, or at least trying to be.

It might have been tough on Sandler to act out two roles – one annoying woman at that – but the film just doesn't cut it. Even with the added bonus of cameos in the form of Johnny Depp, Regis Philbin, Shaquille O'Neal and more.


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