Yesterday was the annual Golden Raspberry ceremony, an annual awards event dedicated to honoring the worst of Hollywood cinema, and in its 32nd year, history was made. For the first time, one film swept all 10 awards. Which film achieved that unprecedented accomplishment? None other than Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill.
Sandler (metaphorically) took home six awards for the night, and his director and co-stars—Al Pacino among them—raised the total haul of Jack and Jill to ten. He beat out such spectacularly poor performances as Nick Swardson in Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, Sarah Palin in The Undefeated, and Martin Lawrence (as Big Momma) in Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son.
Typically held during “Awards season” to counter the gushing praise received by select films, this year’s Golden Raspberries ceremony was held on April 1st, presumably for the date’s significance. The Golden Raspberry Foundation winners were determined by the organization’s 650 members, along with over 35,000 ballots cast on Rotten Tomatoes.
Here’s Reuter’s coverage on the night, with some film of the ceremony.
When released, Jack and Jill was widely panned, receiving a 3% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and holding a 23 out of 100 score on Metacritic. It eventually pulled in $142 million in worldwide gross, nearly doubling its 79 million dollar budget. Nevertheless, the democracy in voting means that the Golden Raspberry’s ceremony was not just a cruel joke on Sandler—his film truly was that bad, as if we haven’t learned anything from Eddie Murphy.
Sandler’s next film That’s My Boy opens June 15th, starring Sandler. The premise via IMDB: Faced with a bill for back-taxes, a foul-mouthed hedonistic playboy arrives on his straight-laced son’s doorsteps just before his wedding day. And a trailer is below. Chances are, though, it will not match the spectacular terribleness of Jack and Jill.