|Least subtle farce of the year|
|Friday, 11 May 2012 00:00|
Cast: Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, Dana Carvy, Dean Patrick, and Rich Kline
This cannot happen frequently in Harare at least it hasn’t happened recently if for no other reason than that Harare’s cinemas are experiencing a period of very scant attendance.
This consideration is highly relevant in a review of this film because, in it, Sandler plays two parts: that of Jack Sadelstein and his unmarried twin sister Jill.
As Jack, married with two children, he is the head of a Los Angeles advertising firm. As his twin sister, Jill, still living in New York and unmarried, she is loud, pushy and decidedly unlovable.
Enter Al Pacino, playing himself the overwhelmingly successful movie actor and man about town. Since, as movie goers, we are the willing victims (and, often, sufferers) of whatever the film’s writers and producers throw at us, we have no say in some of the illogicalities which film writers subject us to.
And today’s considerable audience at Eastgate laughed their way through the least subtle farce of the year.