Adam Sandler is known for his childish moments and zany characters in his films;this outing in a double role as both Jack and Jill is not one of them. Mr. Deeds Had crazy eyes (played by a pre-Boardwalk Empire Steve Buscemi), Happy Gilmore had ,Shooter McGavin (Chris McDonald) a crazed lunatic ,hell-bent on beating Happy in 18 holes of golf and stealing Virginia Venit (Julie Bowen) from him.
These are crucial elements that Jack and Jill is missing, it's like Adam Sandler woke up one day and said "I'm going to do grown up comedies". Needless to say that grown ups is also one of those films that had the Sandler charm.
Sandler's Jack is the character ,it seems, he is trying so hard to become in the latest onslaught of his films. There has been a trend in his movies that display a more grown up Sandler,but yet he still manages to show his inner child in them. Sandler's Jill couldn't fill this part any better because, she is obnoxious like any other of Sandler's characters.
Anyways, Jack and Jill is about Jack trying ,throughout the whole film, to get Al Pacino to do a Dunk N'Donuts commercial. Low and behold, one day, Jack and Jill go to a Lakers game and Al Pacino is there in the flesh and has the hots for Jill. Pacino claims Jill will "bring him back to reality" and tells Jack to get his sister for him and he'll do the commercial.
The only redeeming quality in this movie is Katie Holmes as Jack's wife Erin. This is because she is nice, she stands up for Jill when necessary,but is faithful and defends her not so nice husband jack. Also if Holmes had not been so good looking I may have gotten up and left the theater altogether.
This seems like a good plot for a comedy,but it falls short due the lack of anything funny that could have been possibly concieved. I would say that Jack and Jill is nothing more than a good rental at best, but I would be lying. Wait for it to come on the free TV networks. Jack and Jill is not worth your twenty bucks, avoid this movie at any given opportunity, you'll thank me later.