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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 90m 43s

Release date 03/02/2012

BBFCInsight Contains mild sex references, language, comic violence and crude humour

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Dennis Dugan

Cast includes Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 24/01/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

JACK AND JILL is a comedy in which Adam Sandler plays two roles - a successful advertising executive called Jack and his annoying sister, Jill. The film was classified 'PG' and contains mild sex references, language, comic violence and crude humour.

The BBFC's Guidelines at 'PG' state there may be 'Mild sex references and innuendo only'. The film contains a number of mild sex references, including a character referring to two women in a bar as "hookers", a man being accused by a woman of holding a stickball bat in a "gross" manner as he flirts with her, and a sequence in which two men exchange money after hitching Jill up onto their shoulders, apparently having betted on whether she is really a woman or actually a man. No nudity is shown and the men's viewpoint is merely implied. Occasionally Jill makes thoughtless and potentially offensive comments. However, she does so because of her innocence and naivety rather than out of a desire to offend. The film also contains some mild bad language, such as uses of 'crap', 'God' and 'butt'. The Guidelines at 'PG' state there may be 'Mild bad language only'.

The Guidelines at 'PG' state 'Moderate violence, without detail, may be allowed, if justified by its context (for example, history, comedy or fantasy)'. There is some mild comic violence in the film. For example, in one scene Jack, dressed as Jill, breaks a bottle and threatens a character for slandering Jack. In response, the character breaks a chair over Jack's head. Later in the film there is some brief comic slapstick violence as a woman throws another female character into a wall before she is restrained. There is also a scene in which the film SCARFACE is seen playing on a laptop, showing a grenade being fired at some enemies. However, there is no detail of blood or injury.

There is some mild crude humour relating to bodily functions. In one scene a character says she's going to make some "chocolate squirties" before running to the toilet, where some very unpleasant noises are heard.

The film also contains occasional jokes related to Jewish people, with characters saying that a couple of comments sound anti-Semitic. However, it's all a misunderstanding and is taken as gentle humour.

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