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Jack and Jill movie review

Updated on March 1, 2020

Jack and Jill

PG-13, 2011, ***

Starring: Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino

Jack Sadelstein (Sandler, "Happy Gilmore," "Bedtime Stories," "Click") makes commercials in Hollywood, and lives with his wife Erin (Katie Holmes, "Batman Begins," "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark") and their 2 children, a young Indian boy they adopted as a baby, and their young biological daughter.

When Thanksgiving approaches, Jack's twin sister, Jill (also played by Sandler) comes to visit from the Bronx. She is hilarious as ever, neurotic, has a bird companion named Poopsie, and wants "twin time," with Jack. Jack is very anxious and utterly annoyed at the fact that she is coming, and doesn't want his holiday ruined, as usual. However his wife (Holmes, "Disturbing Behavior," TV's "Dawson's Creek") convinces him it's only 4 days to put up with her and assures him everything will be fine, and to be nice to her, and compliment her more.

He tries his best to get along, and even sets her up on a dating site, which goes terribly wrong! Everyone thinks she's is really a man. Only 2 people are actually interested in Jill (Sandler) Al Pacino ("The Son of No One," "Two For the Money," "Scarface"), and Jack's landscaper, Felipe (Eugenio Derbez, "Beverly Hills Chihuahua").

When Jack realizes that Dunkin' Donuts one of his big accounts at work wants Al Pacino to do a "Dunk-a-chino" commercial, he realizes he needs his sister Jill to give Pacino a chance. And he will do anything to not loose the Dunkin' Donuts contract. Sandler also pulls a "Mrs. Doubtfire" stunt in this too, outstanding! Some people make think Al Pacino has stooped to a low by doing this goofy movie, but come-on people, it's a comedy, and he sure has a hilarious side, and the scenes where he is pressed like a pair of pants to get with Jill are laugh-out-loud comedic genius.

This movie is hilarious, some parts are slow, but the highlight of the film is when Jill is at the Mexican Fiesta with Felipe and his family; (Derbez plays his grandma - who keeps getting knocked out with the soccer ball and they feed her chili peppers to keep her conscious!). It is non-stop laughter. The closing of the movie: Pacino and his DD commercial. This is probably one of my favorite Adam Sandler movies, along with "Reign Over Me," "Bedtime Stories," and "You Don't Mess with the Zohan."


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