Films

Jack and Jill

November 11th 2011
  • Comedy,
  • PG,
  • 86 min,
  • Sony Pictures
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  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Al Pacino, Katie Holmes, Katelyn Pacitto, Allen Covert, Dana Carvey, Regis Philbin, Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Meadows, Valerie Mahaffey, Santiago Segura, Kara Pacitto, Eugenio Derbez, Krystle Mataras, Elena Kolpachikova, Kellie Cockrell, Tiffany Mataras, Yan Feldman, Yvette Rachelle, Katie Cockrell, Rafael Feldman, John Yuan, Alexis Stier, Rohan Chand, Jackie Seiden, Ken Lally, Fatimah Hassan, Matt Yuan, Gianna Gomez, Megan Stier, Gabriel Rydel-Jurgens
  • Director: Dennis Dugan
  • Writers: Steve Koren, Robert Smigel, Ben Zook
  • Producers: Todd Garner, Jack Giarraputo, Adam Sandler, Bettina Sofia Viviano
  • Executive Producer: Barry Bernardi
  • Art Directions: Alan Au, John Collins
  • Castings: Roger Mussenden, Jeremy Rich
  • Costume Design: Ellen Lutter
  • D.O.P.: Dean Cundey
  • Editor: Tom Costain
  • Makeup: Ann Pala
  • Music: Rupert Gregson-Williams
  • Production Design: Perry Andelin Blake
  • Set Decoration: Ronald R. Reiss

Storyline

Jack Sadelstein, a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his twin sister Jill. Jill's neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Allure of the Seas Cruise Ship; Los Angeles, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Crude material including suggestive references, language and comic violence
  • Production Companies: Broken Road Productions, Happy Madison Productions

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Trivia

2011 Guide Analysis: "Hard to believe there was a time I actually didn't mind Adam Sandler - those carefree days when "The Wedding Singer" and "Big Daddy" signalled a potentially less fratboy tone to his comedies, while "Punch Drunk Love" showed off a surprisingly capable dramatic actor. Of course, that was nearly a decade ago now. These days what do we have? The odious "Grown Ups", the ridiculous "You Don't Mess with the Zohan", and the hate crime that is "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry".

There was comfort in the knowledge that it couldn't get much worse, that was until this Sandler-in-drag comedy was announced. Sandler plays Jack, an L.A. family man who is visited by his twin sister Jill (also played by Sandler) from the Bronx. Once again there's a love interest way out of his league, this time Katie Holmes, and for who knows what reason Al Pacino is in this playing himself.

Drag comedies seem painfully outdated these day, its material that a few keep plugging away at but the results are usually along the lines of "White Chicks," "Big Momma's House" and "Sorority Boys" - films one would rather forget ever existed. Had this been in the hands of a strong writer or director who might find something fresh to do with the material, there might have been a smidgen of hope. Instead though, it's Sandler stand-by Dennis Dugan at the helm so don't expect anything outside of the comedian's comfort zone or our usual level of pain tolerance."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 2 December 2011: Poland
  • 29 December 2011: Hungary
  • 25 January 2012: France
  • 2 February 2012: Singapore
  • 17 February 2012: UK
  • 24 February 2012: Sweden