Starring: Adam Sandler, Al Pacino, Katie Holmes
Director: Dennis Dugan
Running Time: 95 mins
Jack And Jill is an American film about a man who has his insufferable identical twin sister visit for Thanksgiving, only to fin that she has to stay for a little longer than expected seeing as she’s so lonely, until she finds a love interest in the most unlikely place imaginable, Al Pacino. Yes, Al Pacino.
There’s a reason why this film is so poorly rated, and it’s a very good reason. THIS FILM IS SO ANNOYING. It goes surprisingly beyond any sort of annoying that you could normally imagine Adam Sandler doing; honestly, Billy Madison is as intelligent and calm as anything in comparison to this monstrosity of a film, that is effectively so irritating that it ultimately becomes depressing to watch.
Let’s start, however, with the main gimmick of this film, which is that Adam Sandler plays a drab, egocentric man, as well as his incredibly irritating and incompetent sister (in drag). In fact, this film borders on Inception-like levels of complexity when the male Adam Sandler character actually dresses up as the female Adam Sandler and pretends to be himself pretending to be her.
In short, this film is totally incomprehensible and totally terrible.
Anyway, moving onto the main aspect of this film, the comedy, which is perhaps at the worst that it could possibly ever be. I DID NOT LAUGH ONCE IN THIS FILM. Even some of the worst comedies, no matter how consistently unfunny they are, manage to spark at least one chuckle, but this had nothing whatsoever.
And it wasn’t that the comedy was too dumb or idiotic to laugh at, it just wasn’t funny. There are obviously all of the jokes regarding Adam Sandler as a man and a woman, along with a terrible plot line with Al Pacino playing a desperate loser sort of version of himself (which really doesn’t work), and overall hugely disappointing jokes throughout.
In the end, there’s little that you can say about this film apart from the fact that it’s so terribly bad, unfunny and irritating that it is just hugely depressing to witness, so that’s why it gets a 1.8 overall.