Just Go With It(2011)
Romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. From the director of Big Daddy and Happy Gilmore.... More
Sandler plays Danny, a successful plastic surgeon and scheming womaniser who pretends to be unhappily married to pick up women. But when he meets the girl of his dreams he woos her without the lies. All goes well until she finds his fake wedding ring. Danny tells her he's soon to be divorced and, to keep up the charade, he enlists his office manager Katherine (Aniston) to pose as his wife...Hide
BY Dominic Corry Flicks Writer
This typically infantile comedy from Adam Sandler ticks all the Happy Madison boxes (hot leading ladies; schlubby dudes; poop and boob jokes; Sandler buddy cameos; a scene set around fast food) and should satisfy Sandler's core fanbase but there's very little here to attract the unconverted.... More
Sandler's always had a sleepy quality to his acting, but he's barely paying attention as Danny, a plastic surgeon who drafts in his 'plain' assistant (Jennifer Aniston) to pose as the wife he's divorcing when he meets the girl of his dreams, played by swimwear model Brooklyn Decker.
Even to audiences numbed by the superlatively strained circumstances most romantic comedies throw at us, the shenanigans here struggle to suspend disbelief, especially when everybody (including Aniston's kids) heads to picturesque Hawaii one third of the way into the movie.
The film is based on a film written by the legendary I.A.L. Diamond, which was itself inspired by a french play. Seeing the name of the man who wrote Some Like It Hot and The Apartment in the credits of an Adam Sandler movie is truly surreal. It's also pretty nutty when Nicole Kidman shows up but she doesn't do a huge amount with her role.
Many of the best jokes centre around plastic surgery, but they run out after the first thirty minutes of the movie. At almost two hours, Just Go With It more than outstays its welcome, and spends far too much time on the denouement. There should be a rule that Happy Madison productions can only be 90 minutes long, max. Including credits.Hide
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