Opinion – The Razzies by Gabriel “Big Gabe” Alcantara


As much as I’d love to forget that the film Jack and Jill starring comedian/hack/asshole Adam Sandler ever happened, the fact is it did. Thankfully however, the film has fully been recognized for the complete cinematic shitpile it is. Jack and Jill is now the winner of 10 Golden Raspberry awards and has made Razzies history by making a clean sweep in every single category.

Obviously the film won “top prize” for Worst Film of 2011, though it should of won for worst film of the decade even though this decade is still young. Let’s hope a worse film is not created for the duration of this decade. Sandler won Worst Actor and Actress awards for playing dual roles as Jack and Jill. Al Pacino also won a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actor for playing himself. Dennis Dugan won the Worst Director Award not only for Jack and Jill but also for Sandler’s other star vehicle Just Go With It. Sandler minion David Spade was included and won Worst Supporting Actress for dressing in drag for the role of Monica. Other awards were Worst Screenplay, Worst On Screen Couple, Worst Ensemble Cast and Worst Prequel, Rip-Off, Remake or Sequel. The film is seen as a rip-off of Ed Wood’s Glen of Glenda.

Here’s a look at the nominations:

Worst Picture

Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star
Jack and Jill
(winner)
New Year’s Eve
Transformers: The Dark Side of the Moon
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Worst Actor
Russell Brand – Arthur
Nicolas Cage – Drive Angry, Season of the Witch and Trespass
Taylor Lautner – Abduction and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Adam Sandler – Jack and Jill and Just Go With It (winner)
Nick Swardson – Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

Worst Actress
Martin Lawrence (as Momma) – Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Sarah Palin (as Herself) – The Undefeated
Sarah Jessica Parker – I Don’t Know How She Does It and New Year’s Eve
Adam Sandler (as Jill) – Jack and Jill (winner)
Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Worst Supporting Actor
Patrick Dempsey – Transformers: Dark of the Moon
James Franco – Your Highness
Ken Jeong – Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son; The Hangover Part 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Zookeeper
Al Pacino – Jack and Jill (winner)
Nick Swardson – Jack and Jill and Just Go With It

Worst Supporting Actress
Katie Holmes – Jack and Jill
Brandon T. Jackson (as Charmaine) – Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Nicole Kidman – Just Go With It
David Spade (as Monica) – Jack and Jill (winner)
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Worst Screen Ensemble
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Jack and Jill
(winner)
New Year’s Eve
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Worst Director
Michael Bay – Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Tom Brady – Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Bill Condon – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Dennis Dugan – Jack and Jill and Just Go With It (winner)
Garry Marshall – New Year’s Eve

Worst Prequel, Sequel, Remake or Rip-Off
Arthur
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
The Hangover Part 2
Jack and Jill
(winner)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Worst Screen Couple
Nicolas Cage & Anyone Sharing the Screen with Him in Any of His Three 2011 Movies
Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley –Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Adam Sandler and either Jennifer Aniston or Brooklyn Decker – Just Go With It
Adam Sandler and either Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, or Adam Sandler – Jack and Jill (winner)
Kristen Stewart and either Robert Pattinson or Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Worst Screenplay
Adam Sandler, Allen Covert, and Nick Swardson – Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Steve Koren & Adam Sandler, Story by Ben Zook – Jack and Jill (winner)
Katherine Fugate – New Year’s Eve
Ehren Kruger – Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Melissa Rosenberg, from the Novel by Stephenie Meyer – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Big Gabe’s opinion: This was the Razzies 32nd awards show. The question is can Sandler take the hint and avoid the 33rd, 34th, 35th and so on? Most likely not. Jack and Jill may have been Sandler’s most disappointing box office performer in years, in terms of his comedic films ($74 million in the US) but Just Go With It was a $100 million hit. Despite being panned by the critics, getting negative reactions from some audience members and having enough talent, money and power to do greater films, Sandler will continue to feed those in search of lowbrow comedy. His upcoming film entitled That’s My Boy co-starring Andy Samberg is proof of that.

Now I can go and on about what I think of Sandler but the truth is I’ve said it all before in various Facebook posts and even some of my YouTube videos. I do not wanna sound repetitive. The man can do whatever the hell he wants. I and those who are fed up with his ass must try to avoid watching anymore of his shit unless he comes out with something worth watching. What’s done is done and this horrible excuse for a movie has been fully acknowledged as one of Sandler’s worst films. It deserved every single Razzie award. It truly was a God awful film. It gave me chest pains, no bullshit. It is a disgrace to cinema and now everyone knows it. Justice has been served.

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