Monday, July 4, 2011

trailer | Jack and Jill

TWINSANE IN THE MEMBRANE | What's worse than a comedian lazily putting on a wig and thinking it's hilarious? If said comedian is Adam Sandler. With JACK AND JILL, we get just that! It's another movie where Sandler pretty much plays himself, but as an added bonus kick to the groin, he also plays his "character"'s walking-disaster twin sister, basically rehashing his lispy Gap Girls cross-dressing routine from Saturday Night Live — shit that wasn't even particularly funny as part of an ensemble alongside David Spade and Chris Farley. Obvious punchlines aside, the shtick gets pretty tired in this two-and-a-half-minute trailer, which can only bode REALLY well for a feature-length flick coming out just before Thanksgiving. It does, however, showcase a few scenes of physical comedy that 10-year-olds will be thankful for, like when Lady Sandler:

  • cripples a pony!
  • rides a jet ski in a pool!
  • rides a mower over a flower bed!
  • insults the homeless!
  • is coldcocked by a 10-year-old!

While I give them props for casting Al Pacino as a Bizarro version of himself — and I actually sort of can't wait to find out why Sandler's son has either a Victorian-era dildo or a wooden pepper mill nonchalantly taped to his head at the end of this preview — there's no film that needs two Sandlers playing Sandlers. Even if one of them is in drag. —Ghostface Millah

If you must: Jack and Jill opens November 11.

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