Jack and Jill (2011) – Al Pacino as Dunkaccino

What distinguishes movies such as “The Room,” “Samurai Cop,” all Ed Wood’s works, and all Neil Breen’s masterpieces? Indeed, these films are said to be as bad but not mean bad from the term itself. Regardless of which, the movie is so enjoyable and I love that. On the other hand, we got another ‘masterpiece’ of Adam Sandler. Maybe, it’s worse than all the films he had starred himself and this might take all the cakes and cup of tea.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is “Jack and Jill.” Nope, it’s not that traditional English nursery rhyme in the 18th century but this is Adam Sandler portray twins characters with different genders. Movies like this should be so ‘scary’ for some people because I could create a new challenge entitled trying to laugh challenge, not ‘try not to laugh challenge.’ Now, we make a new challenge here. If you don’t laugh then you lose the challenge, not that until I pretend to laugh from the beginning to the end of the film – just drive me insane. “Jack and Jill” is an ‘I drink your milkshake’ movie.

It’s about the arrival of Jack Sadelstein’s sister, Jill Sadelstein. Both are played by Adam Sandler. Jill comes on vacation with Jack’s family during Thanksgiving. Even more unique, Jill has a quite interesting personality. She tends to be more passive-aggressive and never makes Jack feel at comfortable when near her. Therefore, conflict arises from this pair of twins with a problem of loyalty where Jack turns out seeing the other side of his twin sister that he will never realize before. Well, what do you expect? It’s another Adam Sandler movie so there’s no need to have high expectations.

Basically, I was a fan of Adam Sandler movie from childhood until I was a teenager. From that, I began to realize how the films always use the same format. I mean, everyone is so. Quentin Tarantino? Christopher Nolan? Tom Cruise? Mark Wahlberg? Who else? But why not with Adam Sandler? The premise is really interesting where the film illustrates how it feels to be a part of the twins. The first opening scene opened quite interestingly, showing some twins being interviewed how it felt to be part of the twins themselves. But why does this film not work at all from what the summary writes? What’s more, why should Adam Sandler show his double appearance as a woman who is so annoying and has obnoxious sound? And again, why is Al Pacino in the film? I repeat, why is Al Pacino in this film?

Honestly, I really want to really know whether there is a conspiracy behind this film and why Al Pacino must be in this film. In fact, he quotes: “Burn this! Nobody must ever see this!” I mean, it’s just… why? This film besides Al Pacino is in the conspiracy of this film, the movie is rated PG. The MPAA said the movie has crude and sexual humor, language, comic violence, and brief smoking. But is that questionable? The movie shouldn’t be for some teenagers even for children. Basically, it’s an out-of-the-box movie that has comedy in general. Dialogues that contain jokes but are so absurd and there are so many racism and sensitive humor. Distorted scenes, some stereotypical jokes that describe certain groups, and can offend some people too. Yet, I do understand the jokes used in this movie because it’s… Adam Sandler movie.

Although besides presenting a quite interesting premise yet has things that deviate from jokes or humor, the movie isn’t a movie. It’s a ‘movie’ but with a lot of advertisement. Almost all in every frame, every scene, every second, every minute, you can see the number of ads that are so clearly displayed in this film. Even though I know there are some films that try to promote something, why is this film so bad at doing this? Oh, it’s… Adam Sandler movie. “Jack and Jill” is a film full of I-M-A-G-I-N-A-T-I-O-N because it’s ‘talk less do more’ means less funny and less interesting. The more absurd things are, the funnier the movie.

The script is messed up even though Al Pacino is only given a role of promoting donut shops. I don’t care that the ‘Dunkaccino’ advertisement has many references related to Al Pacino himself. I don’t care whether it’s “Dog Day Afternoon,” “Scent of a Woman,” “Scarface,” even “The Godfather: Part II,” I just don’t really care.

The good news is that this is the first film in Razzie’s history to win all categories from Worst Picture, Dennis Dugan as Worst Director, Adam Sandler as Worst Actor and Actress, Al Pacino as Worst Supporting Actor, David Spade as Worst Supporting Actress, all if possible. I just don’t need to mention it one by one again. What an appreciation! Even Katie Holmes in this film played very well. Nope, that’s not what I meant. Cameos don’t make this film even better. There are Johnny Depp, Rob Schneider, Norm MacDonald, Shaquille O’Neal, and friends. Just enough to be one of the ‘entertainer’ parts.

So, where are we? “Jack and Jill” comes after turd, after turd. It’s like a Survival or Hunger Games, who comes out first before the movie is finished then they will die first too. This epic movie is very different from the masterpiece works such as Neil Breen, Tommy Wiseau, or Ed Wood which can’t even include between their works. Their films are good because we enjoy the aspects of it, not like “Jack and Jill.”

The story is so broken and scattered, the acting was bad, bad humor and racism elements with PG-rated, Al Pacino being the worst actor, and others. It might be the worst, I mean, the worse from Adam Sandler movie I’ve ever seen. It can’t be said as ‘so bad it’s good’ but it’s so bad that even more bad. Just out of curiosity if you want to put various ‘quote’ in this film.

0.5 out of 5 stars.

Salman Al Farisi

An Indonesian who loves to watch and read everything. A literary student who likes to write about reviews and essays on Crackdown Review. But, I just wannabe critics who love arthouse than anything.

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