Half in the Bag: Jack and Jill

November 20, 2011

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  • Weedsnorter69420

    great, but could we do without the sexist slurs

    • http://www.facebook.com/nicolas.peterson1 Nicolas Peterson

      I need more slurs

    • BobDole

      What sexist slurs? Someone call the offended police, this idiot wants to control the speech of others because he can twist it to seem offensive

      Please, leave the internet, you do not belong here.

  • Burl

    you guys going to stop patting yourselves on the back and get to the point any time soon?

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  • Menotyou

    Yikes–they explain in the film that if they don’t land Pacino for the DD spot, DD will go to another firm, and DD is Sandler’s biggest client. If DD goes to another firm, it threatens his entire business. Maybe these guys should have tried listening to the dialogue rather than worrying about jotting down crap on their “guess sheets”.

    • boo

      Holy shit, someone’s actually trying to DEFEND Jack and Jill? Please tell me you’re twelve years old. That’s the only excuse that would make you not seem like a complete retard.

      • Qoler

        I don’t think any twelve year olds are gullible enough to actually go into the theater, sit down and think to themselves: “A movie based around Adam Sandler in drag? That’s too good to be true!” You have to have gone to a really rubbish school for you to actually think that. This movie is so terrifyingly loathsome that my brain shut completely off most of the time Jill opened her damn mouth, leaving only small screeches, in my brain.

  • Menotyou

    That the one jerk’s guess sheet was so wrong isn’t telling him anything? He’s talking about his lame guess sheet as if he’s critiquing the film. Wth?

  • Menotyou

    It’s not okay to have a Mexican gardener, even though there are plenty of Mexican gardeners in the real world, and it’s not okay for him to joke about Mexicans, but it’s okay to portray home electronics repairmen as lazy, scheming drunks? And for some reason only the latter is funny? Okay

    • Guy

      These guys aren’t reviewing sincerely made films, their reviewing movies that are made by film makers who are totally disconnected with their craft. Why would you even defend any of this lazy, commercial, generic SHIT? Adam Sandler would not have made “funny people” if he didn’t feel ashamed of where his career has gone. Although it really wasn’t that funny, its at least a sign that he knows he’s gone in the wrong direction. It almost even seemed like a turning point for him, like maybe since he can acknowledge he’s become a corporate fuck who’s lost his passion for his own material (a disorder also known as “lucas syndrome”), maybe he’ll start making something sincere or even hang up the towel. Then he made this… maybe we’re missing the point and he really just wanted to poke fun at the this stereotype of his work within the last decade. BUT WHY would it be so commercially driven then? and why would the material be just so lazy and recycled if his intentions were the least bit noble? If he cared at all about the incentive behind making this shit, then maybe he would have cared enough to spend time on the material.
      And seriously, if your just looking for a reason to bash these guys (people that really care about film and wish that real emotional depth in the art could be restored…..people that actually think about what they’re watching….and that are funnier than you (because your not)), then fuck you man. go back to playing call of duty swearing at all the other 12 year olds and bide your time until puberty.

  • Menotyou

    I also love how you guys can just intuit the budget breakdown.

  • Menotyou

    Oops, I guess you can’t casually use those symbols. Let’s try it again:
    I also love how you guys can just intuit the budget breakdown. (Note facetiousness, which you two probably wouldn’t be able to catch without me stating the obvious.)

  • Menotyou

    What the hell are you guys talking about? It’s unethical to give an actor a large paycheck to do a small part . . . because . . . what? Why is that unethical?

    • Person

      You’re going though a lot of trouble defending the man. Awwww, does
      someone not want to admit they feel like someone has taken advantage of them? Oh, and defending the massive amounts of product placement. Because,
      you know, D&D JUST HADDDDD to be written into the script. Did you
      watch the behind the scenes to this film? Funny enough, it isn’t a
      behind the scenes, it’s a promotion for the cruise line. They ask Katy
      Holmes questions like “So…how’d you like filming Jack and
      Jill……..ON THE CRUISE LINE?” annnnd she would proceed to talk about
      how awesome her vacati….filming was. Go back to laughing at your
      fart and piss jokes.

    • Ernest

      Because currency is a representation of wealth of which there is only a limited amount. Giving more money to one person necessarily means less for everybody else (unless you print more money but that reduces the real value of the currency).

      It is actually obscene that Adam Sandler made more money out of this abomination than some people could hope to earn in a few hundred thousand lifetimes at their current wage. There are masses of people far more deserving of that kind of money.

      Do you really believe it’s fair that he should earn such a large amount of money for such a poor product? Even economic conservatives would argue that in an efficient capitalist system there should be some kind of correlation between the quality of a service and the price paid for it.

      What these two ‘jerks’ so poignantly pointed out is that this movie represents the point at which the pretence of a meaningful entertainment experience in exchange for your ticket price has disintegrated.

      You are literally handing over your money in exchange for, as they said repeatedly, nothing.

  • Menotyou

    So, comedy and filmmaking experts, tell us why your ending skit sucks so bad. It isn’t funny at all. It makes Jack and Jill look like a masterpiece. How does this not make you appreciate Sandler’s work more? In a nutshell–a bunch of idiots with no self-awareness. Good thing you’re critiquing others’ work.

    • guest

      Speaking of lacking self-awareness, you missed the entire point of that ending, huh?

    • guest

      Holy shit, you’re an idiot!

  • Crim

    I don’t get it. Why don’t they use any clips from the movie? They keep describing scenes in detail rather than just showing the scenes. Are they not allowed to show clips, or do they just not have the footage? Plinkett always seems to have long clips.

    • guest

      They don’t have the footage. These shows are made when the movies have just been released in theaters. It’s pretty obvious.

  • HAT

    THANK YOU for finally saying what’s on the mind of everyone who’s been scammed by an Adam Sandler movie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Crafton/100001283161207 William Crafton

    You brilliant fellas at RLM have pointed out the exact way I’ve always felt about Adam Sandler and his shit films – it’s like we’re being cheated by a slick, goofy blowhard who’s secretly fucking your girlfriend. Thus, I feel that this is one of the best critiques on anything, ever. You guys have pointed out the metaphysical banal minutiae of the Hollywood system and it’s corporate mentality with deadly-sharp precision. Kudos.

    Speaking of Adam Sandler, he did a “film” called Eight Crazy Nights, the only animated movie Happy Madison has produced. It was also the first movie I saw in my life that I had felt screwed out of my hard-earned $10 ticket. I can’t describe to you how fucking stupid Eight Crazy Nights is in an ordinate amount of time, so you’ll have to watch it for yourself. Spoilers – he’s a loud, misogynistic racist with a heart of gold. I may have just been a naive, broke 17 year-old kid, but I knew that the movie was a steaming pile of pandering, short-sighted, and completely juvenile horse shit. Then, as I got older and attained a college education, I realized it was far darker than it seemed.

    In my opinion, the whole reason why Eight Crazy Nights was even MADE was simply to drum up hype and promote the re-release of Adam Sandler’s infamous “Chanukah Song”; which, coincidentally enough, plays at the end of the movie. Happy Madison, being the wonderfully bourgeois hacks that they are, wanted to re-create the previous success of Adam Sandler’s audio-only releases, so they released a movie that is loosely based on characters he previously did in his act 5 years prior to the film. That’s the ENTIRE reason why this piece of shit, aberration-of-a-movie exists – to help proliferate and secure Sandler’s “star power”, and to create “buzz”, a.k.a. “money”, for the studio.

    Ironically enough, Eight Crazy Nights didn’t gain much traction in the theaters (probably because the movie is filled with scenes that contain some of the most obvious, pathetic attempts at advertising disguised as humor EVER), and the re-release of Sandler’s “Chanukah Song” never regained the previous momentum it once had in the early 90′s. Apparently, immature douchebags playing three chords on guitar and screaming at the top of their lungs about Jewish holidays is only funny for so long.

    In conclusion, this commercially-driven and completely fraudulent shit disguised as “art”, especially with the idea of a movie like Jack and Jill in mind, all started a long time ago; we just didn’t have the internet at hand to endlessly bitch about it. Great work on your commentary, RLM. All in all, you covered many subjects that most people in general cannot even grasp, and delivered a succinct theory on how we all get sucked into the Hollywood trash pile of “cinema” that grows a little bit more gargantuan with every passing year.

  • Lauren Fitzgerald

    “Although it features an inexplicably committed performance from Al Pacino, Jack and Jill is impossible to recommend on any level whatsoever.” awesome.

  • Guest

    I just looked up how much he got for jack and jill and it was $25,000,000
    I can easily see how the budget got blown to pieces
    although
    I agree that those earnings are fucking ridiculous. I don’t think it
    was tim meadows and david spade who caused the budget explosion
    I
    also don’t think jack and jill is crucifiable as the example of how
    hollywood paychecks are out of balance with what’s really deserved.
    all movies do this

  • Guest

    I just looked up how much Pacino got for jack and jill and it was $25,000,000 on top of Sandler’s $20,000,000.

    I can easily see how the budget got blown to pieces.
    although
    I agree that those earnings are fucking ridiculous. I don’t think it
    was tim meadows and david spade who caused the budget explosion.
    I
    also don’t think jack and jill is crucifiable as the example of how
    hollywood paychecks are out of balance with what’s really deserved.
    all movies do this.

  • Lauren Fitzgerald

    I just looked up how much Pacino got for jack and jill and it was $25,000,000 on top of Sandler’s $20,000,000.
    I can easily see how the budget got blown to pieces.
    although I agree that those earnings are fucking ridiculous. I don’t think it
    was tim meadows and david spade who caused the budget explosion.
    I also don’t think jack and jill is crucifiable as the example of how
    hollywood paychecks are out of balance with what’s really deserved.
    all movies do this.

    - L

    • AlcaldeEste

      You’re missing the point. There’s a difference between on the one hand making a big budget movie, shooting it over a year and saying “We need to get this person as the lead because their acting skills will make or break this epic masterpiece so we have to give them a big paycheck”, and on the other hand shooting a movie that looks like crap and showing up in jeans and a teeshirt and put in no effort whatsoever, but still siphoning half the inflated budget to yourself and your friends.
      It’s not just the size of the paycheck. It’s what the audience gets in return for that paycheck.

      • maggit

        I’d say it’s both. Those salaries are ridiculously high.

  • noxcovenant

    I don’t normally re-watch Half in the Bag episodes, but this one is an exception.

    Classic.

  • RRB

    I hope somewhere this and many other RLM videos are being shown in schools, coz this is whatta call education!

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