Adam Sandler is known for starring in, as well as producing, light -hearted and funny movies. When you go to a Sandler film, you expect to see the usual actors that have accompanied him in his films since Billy Madison, to hear a lot of jokes about Jewish people and to see some slap stick humor.
All of these qualities of Sandler’s films usually make for a very entertaining and sometimes inappropriate movie. Sandler’s newest film, Jack and Jill, had most of these qualities. However, it was not entertaining. Usually, he can pull off being both corny and stupid while still being funny, but this was not the case in his latest film.
I will admit, however, that there was a very good message to the whole movie and even a fairly consistent story line. In the movie, Jack (Adam Sandler) and Jill (also Adam Sandler) are identical twins, one male and one female. Jill comes to visit Jack’s family over the Thanksgiving and Hanukkah holiday. During her stay, Jill annoys Jack so much that he is willing to do anything to get rid of her.
As the story unravels and comes to a close, brother and sister get into a huge dispute. Through this, Jack realizes that even though he can’t stand his twin sister, he still would give anything for her.
The idea of loving your family even when you want to strangle them is something most of us can relate to, and it is important to remember that love of one’s family has the ability to overshadow their more annoying qualities. Jack and Jill did a good job of portraying the reality of family relationships. However, it could have been portrayed in a much less cheesy way. As a whole, I would not recommend Jack and Jill.