Adam Sandler's Dual Roles in 'Jack and Jill' Comedy Explained
by Ethan Anderton
June 7, 2010
Late last year we learned about a brand new project that would star Adam Sandler titled Jack and Jill, a romantic comedy that would see Sandler playing dual roles as the twin siblings Jack and Jill. Obviously, the romance wouldn't blossom between the two siblings (that's just gross), but with no real plot details we were left wondering exactly how the story was going to play out, and who would finally end up directing the film. Last week Cinema Blend found out that director Dennis Dugan (of Big Daddy, Happy Gilmore) will helm the comedy, and now Collider has some new details on the film's plot straight from Adam Sandler himself.
On the MTV Movie Awards red carpet, Sandler revealed details on Jack and Jill, with a hint of the story:
"In 'Jack and Jill' I play me, I play my twin sister. The man version of me is doing okay, he has a family out in LA; the twin-sister-version of me lives out in the Bronx and comes out to LA for Thanksgiving and then refuses to leave and is spoiling the man version of [me's] family life a little bit."
No word on where the romance part of this romantic comedy comes into play, but if it ends up falling into the sister's lap, I'm not so sure that I'll be able to handle this. Although I've occasionally enjoyed Sandler's nonsensical comedy, I'm just not sure he'll be convincing as a female. While I'm sure a lot of people think that's where the comedy will come from, if this film is going to have any heart at all, then Sandler's dressing up in drag better be able to shake a stick at a performance like Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire, who was able to bring about some very touching and genuine moments, and even pass as a legitimate British old lady.
Even Dustin Hoffman as Tootsie was convincing in its own way. However, every time I've seen Sandler act like a women its been with a terribly obvious mock falsetto voice and I don't know if I can handle watching that for 90 minutes. I guess we'll find out soon enough how it will all turn out.What do you guys think?