Directed by Dennis Dugan. Starring Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino.
Adam Sandler is back with a new dose of laughs. For all his fans out there, Jack and Jill is a fun film. But, for anyone who is not use to Adam Sandler and his kind of comedy, it might turn out to be a bit of a yawn. The film does not really score as much as his previous films such as Mr Deeds, Spanglish, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan and the more recent Just Go With It as far as the story is concerned. You can catch it if you don’t have anything to do but the film won’t stay with you like Adam’s earlier films.
Adam Sandler who is also the co-producer of the film, plays Jack and Jill Sadelstein who are twins. Like most twins, Jack and Jill are very close to each other but as time goes by, Jack begins to find his sister irritating. Jack is a mild mannered advertising film producer based in California who lives with his wife Erin played by Katie Holmes and his two children. Jack loves his challenging job and this time a new challenge comes his way.
He has to get Al Pacino to star in an ad film for Dunkin’ Donuts and he has very little time. Meanwhile, his loud and brash twin sister Jill arrives from New York for Thanksgiving and all the madness begins. Jill is lonely and she needs a man, so Jack and his wife begin to find a friend for her through the internet but in vain. It is only later at a Lakers game that Jack and Jill bump into Al Pacino who falls in love with Jill who isn’t interested. Jack’s task is to bring Jill and Pacino together to have the superstar in his ad film. How he manages to do this becomes the later half of the film. Will Jill find a man? That’s also something you need to find out.
Adam Sandler goes a bit overboard playing the female part. Being a bit subtle would have helped. Katie Holmes has nothing much to do in the film. However, the best comes from Al Pacino who plays himself, and has quiet a few funny moments. Don’t miss the part where he is playing Don Quixote on stage and he gets a call on his mobile. The Dunkin’ Donuts ad at the end of the film is good too.
My word of advice, don’t miss the part before the opening credits and the end credits where you have actual twins narrating their own funny stories. Some of them are quite touching.