Broken Road Productions, Happy Madison Productions

Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, David Spade, Dana Carvey, Norm MacDonald, Tim Meadows, Nick Swardson, Allen Covert, Peter Dante

Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler) is a very successful TV advertising executive in LA, with a beautiful wife Erin (Katie Holmes) and two darling (?) children. There is only one thing in Jack’s life that he dreads every year. Thanksgiving, when his twin sister Jill (Adam Sandler) comes to visit. But this is the first Thanksgiving since Mom’s been gone, and it seems like Jill doesn’t want to leave. But when Jack is assigned to get Al Pacino (Al Pacino) to do a commercial for a doughnut commercial, perhaps Jill is the only one who can help Jack, so maybe he doesn’t want her to leave, no matter how annoying she can be.

This is a typical Adam Sandler comedy. Adam, donning the dress for the female role is a bit of a hoot. Adam did a hell of job with all the voices with his 8 Crazy Nights cartoon a few years back, and so perhaps he felt inspired to play the girl role. At any rate, it isn’t the greatest or funniest comedy every made, by a long shot, but it’s a pretty decent Adam Sandler comedy. (There is a joke about Rob Schneider in this film, but I’m missing him yelling out “You can do it” in this one!) It’s got a bunch of laughs, and it’s kind of a guilty pleasure watching this, and very enjoyable for sure. You get what you would expect.

One of the greatest joys of this film is the comedic styling of Al Pacino. You’re not going to see him playing a part like this every day! He’s pretty hysterical, actually. It was funny too, that when Adam was on the set, some days he would play Jill, some days he would play Jack. He claims that every time he showed up as Jack on the set, everyone was disappointed. It seems everyone likes Jill a lot better than Jack.

Anyway, the joke is that Jack is smooth and accomplished and Jill is lovable, but very annoying. With that, they run through a whole bunch of adventures. It’s a cute film, not great, but enjoyable. I don’t know if I’d run out to see it in the theater like I did, but definitely catch it at least when it’s on video. I loved Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates much more than this, but it’s better than a lot of Sandler’s work. He’s good at what he does, and I had a lot of fun with this one.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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