In Defense of Adam Sandler’s ‘Jack & Jill’

Adam Sandler isn’t trying to win any awards. His goal in life is to make people laugh. And honestly, with the world in the shape it’s in, couldn’t we all use a few extra laughs?

That’s why it’s so disheartening to see reviewer-types turning against his latest effort, “Jack & Jill.” This new comedy romp features Sandler playing both a father and his annoying, out-of-shape twin sister. Is it Shakespeare? No. Is it meant to be? Also no.

What’s even more disturbing is how noble Sandler actually is in taking on such a challenging role…

I know what you’re thinking, “Gee Gordon, how challenging can it be to throw on a wig, and do a terrible fake female voice.” And I agree, it isn’t hard, but what choice does he have? Clearly there are no unattractive women in Hollywood.

Don’t believe me? I’ve taken the liberty of throwing together a quick look at the love interests from Adam Sandler’s movies…

See, not an uggo in the bunch.

Sandler, to his credit, has been willing to cast women who are worlds out of his league as his love interests. Why does he do this? It clearly isn’t to make his movies better. Who can concentrate on the cutting-edge plots and finely tuned jokes when they’re wondering why such goddesses would waste their time with a jibberish-spewing buffoon?

But he cares enough about the acting community as whole to take that hit in order to keep these women working.

And how is he repaid? With a 2% on Rottentomatoes.com? I wish I were twins so I’d have more space to contain the embarrassment I feel for how horribly he’s being treated.

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