2/18/2011

Movie Review: Just Go With It (2011)


Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston get together for the first time to romantic comedy genre familiar to them both. Just Go With It is a light film with the signature Adam Sandler-type of gags.

Plastic surgeon Danny Maccabbee (Sandler) must fake a marriage to "fake divorce" in order to win the approval his latest flame (Brooklyn Decker). Danny conscripts his loyal assistant (Aniston) and her children to play his family. Their ruse brings them to directions Danny never expected, thus being forced to "just go with it."

The film's story is based on 1969's Cactus Flower, which earned Goldie Hawn her only Academy award. You won't see any award winning performances in the 2011 version, but the on-screen banter of Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston is golden. There's a lot improv references in the film, from the title to the rules of Danny and his "family."

The film is bogged down by a silly premise and an unbelievable plot. Director Dennis Dugan maximizes the schtick of the film, even though it gets tiring as the movie wears on. But Sandler fans will get to appreciate the actor's better efforts as of late.

Just Go With It is not your typical rom-com, as it contains more comic attempts than romance. Just put your level of appreciation of films down a notch and you'll love this film.


Rating: 2.5/5


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