Jack and Jill sounds exactly like one of the fake Adam Sandler movies Judd Apatow created for Funny People, the ones that re-imagined the Happy Madison star as a mermaid or as a grown up trapped in a baby’s body. And now that we’ve seen the trailer, it looks exactly like one of those spoof films. Except this one is real. Painfully, painfully real.

Yahoo here’s the Jack & Jill trailer so you can judge for yourself.



That’s right, Adam Sandler plays twin siblings Jack AND Jill in the latest from Dennis Dugan, a repeat Sandler offender who has helmed I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, You Don’t Mess With the Zohan and last summer’s Grown Ups. Laugh all you want, but Dugan’s films make commendable bank. His last four films topped $100 million at the domestic box office, with Grown Ups reaching $162 million thanks to the presence of marketable comedians Sandler, Chris Rock and Kevin James.

None of which explains why anyone thought Sandler dressing in drag to play the male and female characters in what amounts to a guest-who-won’t-leave comedy was a good idea. And that cast! Tim Meadows and Nick Swardson are regular Sandler bandwagoners. Shaquille O’Neal and Regis Philbin fill the requisite celebrity-cameo slot Sandler programs into most of his films. Katie Holmes becomes the latest in a long line of beauties “lucky” enough to be cast as Sandler’s wives. But Al Pacino … AL PACINO?!?! How tough must times be for Pacino to stoop to a level occupied by the likes of Hollywood icons Rodney Dangerfield (Little Nicky), Jack Nicholson (Anger Management) and Burt Reynolds (The Longest Yard)? Then again, if it was good enough for them …

I love that Dugan’s Jack and Jill opens on Nov. 11, or 11-11-11, even though June 6, 2006, or 6-6-6, would have been more appropriate.

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