‘Jack and Jill’ trailer: Adam Sandler & Katie Holmes do drag-queen humor together


The new film trailer is out for the upcoming (on 11/11/11) Adam Sandler film, Jack and Jill, which also noticeably features the one and only Katie “Face of the Future” Holmes. This movie, much like the Guillermo Del Toro produced Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, was strategically chosen by the Holmes camp (read: Tom Cruise) to “diversify” the resumé; that is, Holmes has subjected herself to a token-wife role (not unlike her role in real life) just to prove that she can “do” comedy. You know, unlike what she does each and every day, or something like that. Anyway, here’s the aforementioned trailer:

Kaiser thinks that Katie is totally “phoning it in” here, and I tend to agree. However, I would like to emphasize it’s not merely a case of Katie reverting to autopilot as an actor but also to her default persona in real life. Like, if you witnessed Katie sheepishly shrugging with a good-natured, “Oh, Tom!” when her husband waltzed into the room in drag, you wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest bit, right? In that sense, this is the role of a lifetime for Mrs. Cruise. Never mind Nicole Kidman and her Oscar. This, in comparison, is gold or, at least, the same brand of gold-plated nonsense that coats the Celebrity Scientology Centre.

Beyond the obvious jokes though, isn’t it rather obvious that even Adam Sandler is reaching pretty far with this movie? It’s almost as if one of his agents couldn’t come up with anything even remotely mindless that he hadn’t performed on film already, so his screenwriter buddy thought, “Hey, let’s put him in drag!” To which Adam’s agent replied, “Genius!” And then Katie exclaimed, “Aw, shucks!”




Jack and Jill set photos courtesy of Fame

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  1. neelyo says:

    Looks like Jill Zarin beat the rest of the Housewives to the big screen!

  2. Quest says:

    LMAO at that last ass-grab pic.

  3. katnip says:

    I don’t see how anyone could find this funny at all.

    I just don’t see it.

  4. Chloe says:

    This isn’t drag. Drag is ironic.
    This is just moronic.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve seen the trailer – it looks like good mindless fun. I was impressed with Sandler’s skills in the skipping rope scene. Give him a break! He’s funny and he does funny well. Part of the fun is that its stupid!

  6. yepp says:

    I would watch this… if some one paid for me and promised i could also get popcorn, nachos and a big diet (yes i said diet ) coke. other wise i will wait for HBO. ( NOT that i dont think that adam is funny, he is just not worth my 10.50 plus snack money funny)

  7. Jb says:

    She is totally not believable as a good-natured, fun housewife. I imagine she is miserable as Tom’s robot wife and never ever cracks a smile.

  8. Dizzybenny says:

    Forget Holmes,WTF is Pacino doing in this movie?!?
    This movie looks like a train wreck.
    Holmes never is or was a good actress in the first place,but Al…OMFG!!!
    Is he running out of cash?

  9. Nanea says:

    @ Dizzybenny: IIRC Al has a new very young girlfriend. And he has twins he needs to support. Hence…

    I often wonder if Crazy Cruise actually pays money so people hire his wife, e.g. her getting the part of Jackie Kennedy, among others.

  10. Sue says:

    I normally like or can stand Adams movies but this one just looks bad and add Katie to a already bad script just push it over the edge.

  11. jc126 says:

    I hate drag comedies, with the exception of good movies like Tootsie. Men in women’s clothing are not instant hilarity.

  12. Fug! says:

    Straight to dvd. How much did Tom Cruise pay to have his wife in this? A piece of old crumpled paper could act better then her.

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