Every Thanksgiving Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler) has to suffer through a visit from his overly opinionated and needy twin, Jill. From the moment Jill arrived, uncomfortable moments from her offensive remarks have Jack counting the days until she leaves for home. As a director of popular commercials, Jack has get Al Pacino to do a Dunkin Donuts (their largest client) commercial, an impossible task. The impossible becomes a possibility when Al sets his sights on Jill and wants to date her. In order for Al to do the commercial, Jack has to help him win over Jill. This is another impossible task because Jill is not interested in Al. Will Jack use his twin to not lose Dunkin Donuts? Will Jill continue to resent Al or take one for the team to help Jack with his career?

 

Review:

            One word will describe the whole movie, corny. I’m a big Sandler fan, but this film just seems so lazy and insanely predictable. There wasn’t an edge, a twist or great funny moments to remember. The funny moments just seemed thrown in there as to what they think the audience wants to see instead of actually thinking over what works. For instance, a scene from the trailer shows Jill jet skiing in Jack’s pool; she flies up in the air and falls hard to the ground. So lame and the hurting the character for laughs are so old. Sandler’s character as Jack seemed dry and dull (which may have been on purpose) while his character as Jill has more personality but was also a little on the dull side. The supporting actors like Katie Holmes as Sandler’s wife or Nick Swardson as his offensive commenter assistance didn’t stand out but did fit into the corniness of the script. All in all, I will never see this film again but because I’m a fan of Sander, I will see his next film. Two stars.