Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill

Katie Holmes as "Erin" and Adam Sandler as "Jack" in Columbia Pictures' JACK AND JILL. Photo By: Tracy Bennett. Copyright: © 2011 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Jack and Jill (2011)

Also Known As: The Weird Personality

Opened: 11/11/2011 Wide

Wide11/11/2011
AMC Empire 2511/11/2011 - 01/05/201256 days
AMC Loews Meth...11/11/2011 - 12/21/201141 days
Showcase Cinem...11/11/2011 - 12/20/201140 days
AMC Deer Valley11/11/2011 - 12/20/201140 days
Georgetown 1411/11/2011 - 12/20/201140 days
Columbia Park ...11/11/2011 - 12/20/201140 days
Fallbrook 711/11/2011 - 11/22/201112 days
Arclight/Holly...11/11/2011 - 11/22/201112 days
DVD03/06/2012

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Genre: Comedy

Rated: PG for crude material including suggestive references, language and comic violence.

Synopsis

Adam Sandler stars in the title roles of Jack and Jill, the new comedy from Happy Madison. Jack was living an almost perfect life, with the exception of one, annoying constant -- his twin sister Jill. Every year he has to tolerate a Thanksgiving visit from his smothering sister, who doesn't take long to turn his life upside down. As the weekend intrusion starts stretching into a month, the siblings fight, tease, and bicker in the way only twins can. When it becomes clear Jill is never leaving, Jack sets into motion several schemes that he hopes will return Jill to where he loves her most -- the other side of the country.

Columbia Pictures presents a Happy Madison / Broken Road production, Jack and Jill. Starring Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, and Al Pacino. Directed by Dennis Dugan. Produced by Adam Sandler, Jack Giarraputo, and Todd Garner. Screenplay by Steve Koren & Adam Sandler. Story by Ben Zook. Executive producers are Barry Bernardi, Bettina Viviano, Allen Covert, Steve Koren, Robert Smigel, and Tim Herlihy. Director of Photography is Dean Cundey, ASC. Production Designer is Perry Andelin Blake. Editor is Tom Costain. Costume Designer is Ellen Lutter. Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams and Waddy Wachtel. Music Supervision by Michael Dilbeck, Brooks Arthur, and Kevin Grady.

About the Film

When you get together with your family for the holidays, everybody has that one family member who drives you crazy. They mean well, and you love them, but still...

For Jack, that's his sister -- his twin sister -- Jill. Growing up, their lives were incredibly intertwined. But ever since Jack moved away, they have moved in different directions. Jack has become a highly motivated and successful ad executive in L.A., while Jill was the one who stayed back east and took care of their parents. Now, they see each other only once a year, at Thanksgiving, when Jill comes to L.A. for a visit. Time and distance have taken a toll on their relationship -- and now Jack finds himself enduring Jill's annual visit, rather than enjoying it.

Still, it's just a couple of days, right? Wrong. Jack and Jill get off on the wrong foot -- just like always -- and the only way Jack can make things right is to ask Jill to stay on through Hanukkah, giving her some time to enjoy everything L.A. has to offer, from game shows to horseback riding. Still, Jack isn't exactly pleased that his sister is extending her trip...

And adding to Jack's stress is the fact that things aren't going all that well at his ad agency. His biggest client, Dunkin Donuts, is demanding that Jack deliver Al Pacino to perform in a new Dunkaccino commercial. Jack wonders how in the world he is going to get Pacino -- does he even do commercials? -- and his quest is intensified when he finds out that the famous actor is having a nervous breakdown and losing his mind. Having played one too many roles, the actor is starting to confuse reality with the parts he is playing and is acting out in some increasingly erratic ways.

When Jack takes Jill to see the Lakers, he approaches Pacino about the commercial, but is stunned when Pacino is much more interested in talking to Jill. It turns out that Jill reminds Pacino of everything he left behind -- his boyhood home in the Bronx, his childhood -- and for Pacino, who is preparing to play Don Quixote on stage, something clicks. Because he's having trouble with reality, suddenly, Jill isn't Jack's wacky sister... she's Dulcinea, Don Quixote's idealized romantic love -- and Pacino must conquer her affections to realize his quest.

Trouble is, Jill isn't interested. But Pacino will not be brushed aside so easily. Inviting himself to Jack and Jill's surprise birthday party, he sweeps Jill off her feet and takes her for a private party at his home -- but Jill still isn't biting, which only inflames Pacino's passion (and insanity). It's not clear who's more upset -- Jill, from the experience, or Jack, who thinks his chance to get Pacino could be over, or Pacino, who is completely losing it for Jill.

For Jack, now the shoe is on the other foot: he has to try to convince Jill to extend her trip even further and give Pacino one more shot. It's a move that sets in motion a wild, outrageous series of events that reveals to Jack who the most important people in his life are -- and have always been.

 

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