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Review: Just Go With It (2011)

Quick disclaimer, I’ve never been a big Adam Sandler fan. His kind of humor is slightly funny to me, but I’ve never exactly ran to see his movies. However, I’ve read some good reviews on it (with some horrible ones as well), and decided to break up my action movie Saturday with a comedy. As the people I was watching our movie Saturday with can tell you, I got some heat for the pick.

Danny Maccabee (Sandler) has a problem. He uses his wedding ring (from a wedding that never happened) to pick up girls. No problem, right? Especially if you’re just in it for the fun. However, when he meets bombshell Palmer (Brooklyn Decker), his lies soon start to spread. Before you know it, he’s using his always faithful secretary (Jennifer Aniston) to play his fictional former wife, and so on and so on. They soon end up it Hawaii! Hijinks ensue, and Danny finds that sometimes what you need most is right in front of you [sarcasm].

First off, if you don’t know the ending from just watching the trailer, you’ll know it in the first 15 minutes of the movie. While most rom-coms are predictable, Just Go With It takes it to new highs (or lows?). Second, the scenes seem to drag and drag and drag. Which would be fine if something was happening, but nothing really seems to happen. Another thing that this stinker does is make somewhat respectable actresses look bad. How did Aniston and Nicole Kidman agree to this? Finally, HOW DO THEY GET INTO THESE SITUATIONS! Whenever the illusion of his former wife is spread, I could think of several lies to cover the problem. Apparently the script has the characters as completely idiotic and unable to think of anything when under pressure.

My Rating: D


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