Adam Sandler’s ‘Jack and Jill’ Sweeps The Razzies

ALTAdam Sandler’s so-bad-it’s-unfathomably-bad-that-it’s-actually-kind-of-genius 2011 movie Jack and Jill added another bragging right to its already rich film heritage. In addition to being the first (and fingers crossed, last) movie to feature Oscar-winner Al Pacino rapping about Dunkin’ Donuts, the universally panned flick became the first movie in Razzie history to sweep the, eh, ‘prestigious’ awards.

The 32nd Razzie Awards, which cleverly moved from their usual pre-Oscar ceremony date to April Fool’s Day, was dominated by the stunningly inept comedy about an ad exec  named Jack (Sandler) who is visited over the holidays by his annoying twin sister Jill (Sandler, in drag.)

As chosen by the 657 members of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, Jack and Jill emerged victorious in all ten categories, including Worst Picture, Worst Screen Ensemble (which was chosen by voters on Rotten Tomatoes and narrowly edged out The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I), Worst Director (Dennis Dugan, who also earned that for his work on Sandler’s other 2011 misfire Just Go With It) and Worst Actor and Worst Actress (both of which were won by Sandler, another Razzies first.) While Sandler opted to not pull a Sandra Bullock or Halle Berry and show up to collect his Razzie(s), the star will likely get another shot next year with his upcoming feature That’s My Boy. The guy is an awards show (dedicated to horrendously bad movies) darling if there ever was one.

Check out the full list of “winners” — including some of Jack and Jill’s supporting cast members like Pacino, Katie Holmes, and David Spade– from the 2012 Razzies here:

Worst Picture: Jack and Jill

Worst Actor: Adam Sandler, Jack and Jill and Just Go With It

Worst Actress: Adam Sander (as “Jill”), Jack and Jill

Worst Supporting Actor: Al Pacino (as “Al Pacino”), Jack and Jill

Worst Supporting Actress: David Spade (as “Monica”), Jack and Jill

Worst Screen Ensemble: The entire cast of Jack and Jill

Worst Director: Dennis Dugan, Jack and Jill and Just Go With It

Worst Remake, Rip-off, or Sequel: Jack and Jill (remake/rip-off of Ed Wood’s cross-dressing camp classic Glen or Glenda)

Worst Screen Couple: Adam Sandler and either Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, or Adam Sander, Jack and Jill

Worst Screenplay: Jack and Jill, screenplay by Steve Koren & Adam Sandler, story by Ben Zook

Jack and Jill, in case you inexplicably missed it in theaters, is currently out on DVD.


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