Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Jack and Jill Review (Updated)









Jack and Jill


Release Date: 1st December 2011 - Australia


Production Companies
Columbia Pictures (presents)
Broken Road Productions
Happy Madison Productions

Distribution
Sony Pictures Australia


Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG

Runtime: 91 minutes


Budget: $79,000,000

Box Office Gross: $149,673,788
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
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.


Cast
Adam Sandler - Jack/Jill Sadelstein
Al Pacino - Himself
Katie Holmes - Erin Sadelstein
Elodie Tougne - Sofia Sadelstein
Rohan Chand - Gary Sadelstein
Eugenio Derbez - Felipe/
Felipe's Grandma
Tim Meadows - Ted
Nick Swardson - Todd
Allen Covert - Joel Farley/Otto
Geoff Pierson - Carter Simmons
Valerie Mahaffey - Bitsy Simmons
Gad Elmaleh - Xavier
Jake Pennington - Sadelstein Cousin
Gary Valentine - Dallas
Kristin Davis - Delilah
David Spade - Damien Farley/
Monica (Cameo)
Johnny Depp - Himself (Cameo)
Dennis Dugan - Henry
Shaquille O'Neal - Himself (Cameo)
Drew Carey - Himself (Cameo)
Jared Fogle - Himself (Cameo)
Dana Carvey - Scrapply Puppeteer
George Gray - Himself (Cameo)
Billy Blanks - Himself (Cameo)
Bruce Jenner - Himself (Cameo)
Lamar Odom - Himself (Cameo)
Vince Offer - Himself (Cameo)
Regis Philbin - Himself (Cameo)

Crew
Director - Dennis Dugan
Story - Ben Zook
Screenplay/Executive Producer - Steve Koren
Screenplay/Producer - Adam Sandler
Executive Producers - Allen Covert, Robert Smigel,
Barry Bernardi, Tim Herlihy & Bettina Sofia Viviano
Producers - Todd Garner & Jack Giarraputo
Co-Producer/Music Supervisor - Kevin Grady
Production Designer - Perry Andelin Blake
Special Makeup Effects Artists - Barney Burman &
Tony Gardner
Costume Designer - Ellen Lutter
Cinematography - Dean Cundey
Film Editor - Tom Costain
Music - Rupert Gregson-Williams &
Waddy Watchtel


Review
JACK AND JILL is a movie that tries so hard to be wildly amusing with Adam Sandler playing two roles that are twins, one of which is a woman. This wasn't the first time that Sandler has been in a film which was a huge disappointment, take LITTLE NICKY for example. They are both shameless attempts from the comedian as they would have damaged his career. His performance as the twin sister was too unnerving and obnoxious to portray her and he may look silly and ridiculous for being in drag. Even the product placement and subplot were too redundant and have no trace of any comical value and importance whatsoever. There are some bits of humour that I find funny. Despite having Al Pacino (you know him from most unfriendly movies) who was the best thing about the movie. What really surprised me is not just the cameo appearance of Johnny Depp, it's the naughty cockatoo who steals the show.

To be honest, JACK AND JILL is not a good movie for everyone. Even some people who like Adam Sandler and his movies such as HAPPY GILMORE and other favourites would willing admit that this feature was terrible.

Star rating: (2/5) Bad Movie

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