Adam and His Eve

Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England), January 27, 2012 | Go to article overview

Adam and His Eve


Byline: Adam Sandler

IF you're after some light relief, Adam Sandler's latest comedy should fit the bill. In Jack And Jill, Sandler plays both titular twins who reunite once a year for Thanksgiving when Jack finds himself enduring - rather than enjoying - his sister's company.

"Jill's very lonely. Their mum passed away and she used to live with her, so she's out in the Bronx all alone," says 45-year-old Sandler.

"They're twins, so Jill has a strong bond with Jack, but for some reason he wanted to break free. He now has a successful life as an ad executive out in California and is married to a lovely lady who takes good care of him and the children, and he's happy."

As is tradition, Jack and Jill get off on the wrong foot, and Jack tries to make amends by asking his sister to stay so he can show her everything LA has to offer.

This includes a Lakers basketball game where they come across Al Pacino, the very man Jack's client is demanding appears in a Dunkin' Donuts advert.

But when he approaches Pacino, the actor's more interested in getting to know his wacky sister.

The Godfather actor plays a heightened version of himself, a man who, having played one too many roles, is starting to confuse reality with the parts he's playing.

"We wrote the part for him but never thought he'd do it. He read the script and laughed," says Sandler.

Sandler says it wasn't too difficult to embrace his inner woman for the film.

"That's when I got my biggest laughs growing up. I'd do John Wayne and a couple of other old-timers pretty well when I was a kid, but then I'd put the babushka on my head and come in as my grandmother - and that always brought the house down. …

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