Jack and Jill
is a 2011 comedy film starring Adam Sandler
. The film tells the story of Jack Sadelstein (Sandler), a successful advertising executive enjoying life with his career and family including his wife Erin (Katie Holmes
). But when he learns that his annoying twin sister, Jill (also Sandler), is coming over for the Thanksgiving holidays, and when she decides to stay in town a bit longer, this results in getting Jack to get Al Pacino
to date her so he can get Jill out of town, to less than satisfying results.
Though a commercial success, the film was panned by critics around the world as it made several "worst films of the year lists" by almost everyone who saw it. It also won all ten Golden Raspberry Awards
in its year of eligibility, making it the first in the show's history to do a complete sweep of every single category and (incidentally) the most "honored" film in that entity's history. It is also Dennis Dugan's
worst received film on Rotten Tomatoes
, holding a solid 3%.
This film provides examples of:
- Acting for Two: Sandler as Jack and Jill.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Jill does not return Pacino's feelings.
- As Himself: Al Pacino.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: Sandler tries to pull this off in playing Jill, but ends up making Jill look like his transvestite twin brother more than his twin sister.
- Continuity Nod: The hobo from Happy Gilmore makes an appearance
- Covers Always Lie: Mexican promotion for the movie made a big emphasis on famous comedian Eugenio Derbez appearing on the movie, when his role wasn't too big.
- Game Show Appearance: For some reason, Jill becomes a contestant on The Price Is Right... and gets knocked out by the Big Wheel.
- Informed Attribute: The Jill we're told about is a sweet, big-hearted woman who loves seeing her brother succeed. The Jill we're shown is mean, manipulative, loud-mouthed and obnoxious.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Debatable, but at the end of the film we see Al Pacino act in the new Dunkin' Donuts commercial - after seeing his spot, he orders the film be burned and that no one ever sees it again. He might not have just been talking about the commercial...
- Product Placement: Justified, such as it is - Jack works as an ad executive.