Movie: Just Go With It

By admin
11 March 2011


With Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman.

Director: Dennis Dugan.


Opens 18 March.

Rating: 1/5

What’s it about? A nerd wants to marry a beautiful blonde and uses his assistant to play a trick on his prospective bride to cover up for a lie he told.

Who will enjoy it?

If you love romances in which beautiful people find themselves in tricky situations, along with lots of eye candy and sex, this may be your cup of tea.

But this flick shows Hollywood is scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to ideas for romantic comedies, much like horror franchises such as the Saw series have run out of steam.

Scriptwriters can use a formula only so many times before it turns sour. In this case the characters look tired and washed-up, and the movie needs a good kick in the rear end and a solid dose of adrenaline.

It’s all so boring and weak even Jennifer Aniston, who usually sparkles in this type of film, appears to be sleepwalking as she patiently recites her lines.

The only redeeming factor – and the only reason the film gets a star at all – is Nicole Kidman as the naughty friend who’s secretly jealous of Aniston’s character.

It’s certainly fun to see her letting her hair down but you’ve seen Adam Sandler’s cheeky performance and cool attitude in every role he’s played.

But the biggest sin is that this monotonous comedy simply isn’t funny. It’s more fun going to the dentist for root canal work.

Similar films

Cactus Flower, Grown Ups, Going the Distance.

Popcorn facts

*The film is a remake of the ’60s comedy hit Cactus Flower.

*Adam Sandler started working as a comedian at age 17 after he spontaneously went on stage in Boston and started telling jokes.

*He was originally cast as the lead in Very Bad Things but the role went to Christian Slater.

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