Movie Diva Review: 'Jack And Jill'


Friday, November 11th 2011, 5:06 pm
By: News 9


I like Adam Sandler. I really do. But there's only one way to describe this movie: Bad.

Adam Sandler plays twins, Jack and Jill Sadelstein. Jack is a happily married dad of two who dreads the yearly Thanksgiving visit from his neurotic, whiny, but loving and well-meaning twin, Jill.

Jack wants to get Jill out of his house as soon as possible, but he connives to extend her stay because of Al Pacino. Pacino plays a hyped-up caricature of himself who finds Jill fascinating. Because Jack is trying to convince Pacino to do a Dunkin' Donuts commercial, he has to get his annoying sister to stick around in order to woo the wacky actor.

Pacino isn't the only recognizable star in this movie. Be on the lookout for cameos from Johnny Depp, Christie Brinkley and John McEnroe. And kudos to Sandler for giving some of his out-of-work Saturday Night Live buddies a paying gig.

I have to say that "Jack and Jill" has its funny moments. I laughed out loud a few times. And Pacino is very funny in this movie. Seriously, his Dunkin' Donuts commercial is hilarious. And Sandler definitely gets a few laughs as both Jack and Jill. But it's not enough to carry the whole movie.

I read another review that pegged Sandler as another version of filmmaker Tyler Perry. Both dress as women. Both have some pretty good moments in their movies. And both created films that were clunky, clumsy and in desperate need of a better director.

If you're a big fan of Sandler and you don't mind tossing away a few bucks, go ahead and see the movie. I suggest you wait until it airs on cable, but that's just a suggestion.

The movie is rated PG and is fine for families, but there is some bathroom humor. And when I say bathroom humor, I mean there is a rather disgusting – and loud -- scene in a bathroom that involves bodily functions. Enjoy!

I give "Jack and Jill" 2 out of 5 stars.