Jack and Jill Goes Downhill in a Hurry
- Friday, November 11, 2011
Cue Jill’s first experience with online dating and one very strange outing with a guy who answers to Funbucket (Norm MacDonald, Grown Ups).
While there are definitely more laughs than one might expect from something so juvenile (yes, extremely low expectations help), it still doesn’t take long for Jack and Jill to seriously go downhill. There are countless tacky jokes at the expense of everyone from Hispanics to Indians to people with weight problems, but you’d think by age 45, Sandler’s obsession with sex and bodily functions would’ve waned by now (it hasn’t, apparently).
Still, when compared to the likes of Just Go with It, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, it’s nice seeing Sandler doing something a little closer to PG range. But is it appropriate for the whole family or even worth your time? That’s still a major judgment call.
- Drugs/Alcohol: Jill’s bird Poopsie is shown drinking Jack Daniels, plus other instances of social drinking. Some cigarette smoking depicted.
- Language/Profanity: Several instances where God’s name is exclaimed or taken in vain. He-- is used once. Lots of scatological humor. Countless jokes and rude comments about other people that aren’t exactly in good taste.
- Sex/Nudity: Sexual innuendos and double entendres. A bathroom attendant adjusts Jill’s breasts for her before a date. Later, he does the same to Jack who is posing as Jill. Suspecting that Jill is, in fact, a man, two men feel up her dress and declare that she’s not. Al Pacino makes some racy comments about Jill.
- Violence: Only of a comedic nature, like men being kicked in the groin, people falling down spectacularly, etc.
Religion: Jack’s assistant is an atheist, and he’s actually mocked for it several times. In one scene, he’s asked how he can be an atheist when God made something as spectacular as the Grand Canyon. Someone thinks a biblical phrase that’s quoted is something from a movie instead. Another character corrects them by saying it was Jesus who actually said that. Also there’s quite a bit of discussion if Jack’s wife Erin converted to Judaism for him.
Christa Banister is a full-time freelancer writer, specializing in music, movies and books-related reviews and interviews and is the author of two novels, Around the World in 80 Dates and Blessed Are the Meddlers. Based in Dallas, Texas, she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blog.
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