Wednesday, September 5, 2012

PCP on DVD - Jack & Jill

Some movies I know are going to be awful before I watch them.  I either watch them because I'm curious to see just how bad they are going to be, because my wife wants to watch them, or because I want to rip them in my review.  Jack & Jill was the movie that was all of the above.

Jack & Jill - 2011, rated PG.  My rating: 3 out of 10. 

There is a reason this film won 10 of the 12 Razzie Awards it was nominated for, it was just that bad.  Filled with extremely annoying characters, incessant and irritating product placement, and just a general migraine-inducing script, this film is pretty awful.  It is easily the worst film of Adam Sandler's career.  I don't even feel like the guy is trying anymore.  Each movie he releases is progressively worse than the prior one.  It makes me afraid to watch "That's My Boy" when that one comes out on DVD. 

The film stars Adam Sandler as both a guy and his extremely obnoxious twin sister.  She is so completely grating and annoying that she has to be one of the worst characters ever committed to celluloid. About the only redeeming feature of the film is that at its heart it is trying to be a touching story about appreciating your family for who they are, a few laughs sprinkled in but not many, and also from a seriously dedicated and shameless performance from Al Pacino (sidenote - why Al why?  You're better than this movie!)  but the film can be summed up by a line near the ending from Pacino when he tells the male version of Sandler to destroy every copy of some certain footage.  That probably would have been good idea for this film before it ever hit theaters.  It's not the worst movie I've ever seen, but it's easily the worst I've seen in a year or so.


  1. I can agree with you in that Adams Sandler’s movies are progressively getting worse. I didn’t finish Jack and Jill because I fell asleep during the movie, but I don’t think I missed much. I watched it with one of my Dish coworkers, and they said the same thing. I’m just glad that I didn’t spend money renting it individually. I have Blockbuster @Home on my Hopper, so it was included. At least there are many other movies to choose from, so I can drown out what I did see.

    1. You didn't miss anything by falling asleep, and don't waste the time to rewatch the film. Have you seen "that's my boy" yet, I'm curious if that one is worth wasting my time or not.

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    1. The film definitely appeared to be aimed more at kids than adults, so I'm not surprised.