While it's not great, all I will say is that it was not half as bad as everyone said it was. If you can keep your head out of your own ass for 2 hours and not judge it, like everyone else did, before you've even seen it, Jack And Jill is definitely watchable.
Someone needs to psychoanalyze Adam Sandler because there's just something about the way he yells at himself that really makes you wonder if this whole movie is actually about his self-loathing and coming to terms with the fact that he hasn't made anything funny in a long time.
How this film got made is a complete mystery. Between the possibility that it was a tax issue with money that needed to be spent, or Adam Sandler was just plain bored, there is no room for any explanation that may lead to "Jack and Jill" being necessary. Most audiences probably felt just as awful as Al Pacino did at the end of the film (about his in-film performance - how meta), when he succinctly says: "Burn it."
It's not bad. There, i said it. Some of the cultural humour, whether it be Jewish or Mexican was pretty good with subverting of stereotypes. There is some authentic (but offcourse exaggerated) character work with regards to Jill, with an open, unembarrassable elan. It get's a third star mainly because of Al Pacino who also has a great final scene which ends it on a high, after a patchy sentimental final act.
Not only is Jack and Jill the worst movie of last year, it is one of the worst movies of all time. There is no way to describe its awfulness. I wish Adam Sandler was locked up in some Middle Eastern prison for the rest of his life and we would never have to see him again, and nor would he ever make another shitty movie.
If you look at each of the main characters as an aspect of Sandler's career, this seems to be a cry for help from within. While he wants to return to being weird, he is stuck in a family friendly banal world and he has to come to terms with his own public image and choose to embrace it and dress up as such, or reject it. HIs choice, ultimately, is a sad one.
This film is awful, don't watch it.
I have a morbid fascination with Sandler's career. Sandler always plays some super-successful macho guy who's lost touch with the common man. Despite being extraordinarily lazily written and directed, his movies always cost so much. No matter, he has his corporate sponsors foot the bill. This movie stops dead in its tracks more than once to essentially just play a commercial (Royal Caribbean, Dunkin Donuts). Wow!