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|Format||Multiple Formats, AC-3, NTSC, Color, Closed-captioned, Dubbed, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen|
|Contributor||Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Dennis Dugan|
|Runtime||1 hour and 56 minutes|
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Just Go With It
Jennifer Anniston and Adam Sandler in Just Go With It
Danny (Adam Sandler) is a successful plastic surgeon who pretends to be unhappily married to get women. When he finally meets a girl (Brooklyn Decker) he believes to be the woman of his dreams, he doesn't use his method on her, but she soon finds the wedding band he uses. Afraid of telling her the truth, he tells her he's getting a divorce, to which she requests to meet his soon-to-be ex. He asks his office manager Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to pose as his wife in order to prove his story, but one lie turns into another that brings Katherine's children into his scheme, resulting in a trip to Hawaii that will change all their lives.
Danny Maccabee (Adam Sandler) meets the girl of his dreams (Brooklyn Decker) but has to enlist his loyal assistant Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to pretend to be his soon-to-be ex-wife in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, Katherine’s kids become involved, and everyone heads off to Hawaii for a ridiculous, out-of-control weekend that tests the limits of how far we’ll go for love.
It all comes down to chemistry. And the two main stars of Just Go with It, Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, thankfully, have chemistry to spare. Both actors have plenty of sheer likability and honest ease, as well as sparks in just the right places, which helps propel Just Go with It to its satisfying (if a bit predictable) conclusion. (Hollywood execs: Consider an update of Moonlighting starring these two.) If the premise, loosely based on the Goldie Hawn film Cactus Flower, stretches reality, the capability of the whole cast makes Just Go with It an enjoyable ride. Sandler plays Danny, a surgeon who falls for a much-younger bombshell, Palmer (swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker, a surprisingly natural actress). But when Palmer finds the fake wedding band that commitment-phobe Danny has used for his no-strings-attached previous relationships, the web of fibs begins. Danny asks his assistant, Katherine (Aniston), to pretend to be his soon-to-be-ex-wife, and Aniston plays it to the hilt. But soon Danny's wobbly house of cards includes Katherine's children--and, in the ultimate romantic-comedy trope, a group trip to Hawaii to work things out. The cast really is stellar, including very small supporting roles by Nicole Kidman and singer Dave Matthews, as an insufferable couple disliked intensely by Katherine. (Of course they end up in Hawaii with the gang, too.) Minka Kelly, Kevin Nealon, and Rachel Dratch also make memorable cameos. But it's Sandler and Aniston, along with the snappy direction by Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy), who make Just Go with It one of the more romantic--and funny--romantic comedies in recent memory. Our advice: Sit back, and just go with it. --A.T. Hurley
- Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Product Dimensions : 0.6 x 5.3 x 7.5 inches; 2.44 Ounces
- Item model number : COLD37679D
- Director : Dennis Dugan
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, AC-3, NTSC, Color, Closed-captioned, Dubbed, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 56 minutes
- Release date : June 7, 2011
- Actors : Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler
- Dubbed: : French
- Subtitles: : Spanish, English, French
- Language : French (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
- Studio : Columbia Pictures
- ASIN : B003Y5H524
- Country of Origin : USA
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,219 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The really unbelievable choice is Sandler’s love interest, about 20 years his junior, where there is simply zero screen chemistry.
The story is neither hilarious nor compelling and the characters are flat and underdeveloped. Particularly obnoxious are the buddy with a stupid German accent any moron could see through and the young daughter whose horrible wavering cockney imitation and perpetual gosh-darned spunk would make Mickey Rooney and Shirley Temple walk out of the theatre in high dudgeon.
One caveat/FYI: there was a joke toward the end at the expense of an LGBT character that I didn't care for/thought was in questionable taste.
Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler played well off each other and there were some silly, but pretty funny scenes from the other actors. A surprise to see Dave Matthews show up and thought he did a great job at playing, well, I don't want to add a spoiler!
Do watch for the scene with the sheep though! I am SURE no animals were harmed during that scene, you can tell most of it was a sheep dummy, but just slapstick quirky.
Adam Sandler does a fair job of convincing us he really wants a relationship, all be it with a very hot young lady. He finally realizes she is not what he wants. He wants a lady like his assistant. I don't think Sandler is very capable of portraying any character at a very genuine and serious level. He manages to barely pull this off. Aniston actually is the character who is convincing and we want to gravitate to as the movie progresses. Without her the movie probably would not be very good.
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Most of the cast, particularly Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker, and Nicole Kidman, put in excellent and enjoyable performances, and there are several scenes which are funny, moving or both. However, there are too many parts of the story which cross the line between so ridiculous it's funny and so ridiculous it's daft, or where characters who are meant to be sympathetic cross the line between displaying the sort of fallible behaviour of which we can all imagine ourselves being guilty, and the sort which is so downright callous or unprofessional that you cease to sympathise with the character.
The film starts on the wedding day of the central character, Danny Maccabee (Sandler) who is about to become a surgeon. Without wishing to give too much away, things go terribly wrong and Danny is both badly hurt and put off the idea of marriage.
The rest of the introductory section of the film explains how Danny, who becomes a very wealthy and successful plastic surgeon, develops into a compulsive womaniser who has found the perfect trick to make himself attractive to women who have in common with him that they are not looking for a long-term relationship.
Then Danny meets Palmer (Brooklyn Decker) a stunningly attractive high school teacher about half his age. Suddenly, for the first time in many years, he thinks he might have found a woman who he wants to spend the rest of his life with. Unfortunately Palmer finds his old wedding ring, assumes that he is a married man who is cheating on his wife with her, and is furious.
Convinced that Palmer would not believe the truth, Danny sets out to provide himself with a fake separated-and-about-to-be-divorced wife, and persuades his assistant and friend, Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to play the role.
But one lie leads to another, and all the lies snowball until Danny, Palmer, Katherine, her kids, and Danny's idiot cousin Eddie find themselves taking a holiday in Hawaii together, where there are even more opportunities for ridiculous goings on. Particularly when they run into Katherine's former high school rival, Devlin (Nicole Kidman.)
It was complicated enough when Katherine was posing as Danny's wife to impress Palmer, but then they create a whole new set of lies involving Danny posing as Katherine's husband so that she won't look small in front of Devlin. And they have to keep both sets of lies straight ...
Things that are worth watching the film for include a priceless "Hula girl" competition between Catherine and Devlin. Having initially rented the film, I will probably eventually buy it so I can have another opportunity to watch the expressions on the faces of Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman during this scene, in one of the best displays of comic acting genius of 2011. Almost equally wonderful was the scene where Danny and his cousin teach Catherine's son to swim.
An episode likely to appeal to many men on one level and many women on another is a swimsuit scene in which the camera cuts to Danny as Catherine joins Palmer in a lagoon. Through a combination of Adam Sandler's brilliantly expressive acting, and the fact that Jennifer Aniston looks good enough in a bikini not to be embarrassed by comparison with a similarly-clad Brooklyn Decker (who adorned the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue the year before this film was released), you can almost see the gears working in Danny's head as he starts to think of Catherine in a completely different way.
An example of a scene which was "so bad it's good" is where Danny's cousin Eddie finds himself having to play doctor to a sick sheep.
Examples of embarrassingly bad scenes which nearly made me abandon the film occur when Adam Sandler's character displays a lack of compassion which made me unable to empathise with him or regard him as any sort of hero. Some of these scenes involve Catherine's kids, others have Danny and Katherine act in front of their patients with an atrocious lack of empathy and consideration which in the real world would be an intolerable lack of professionalism and could easily lead to a career-terminating complaint.
One amusing in-joke in the casting is that the real-world spouses of two of the main characters have matching cameos in the film. Adam Sandler's real wife Jackie Sandler plays his character's fiance at the beginning of the film. Brooklyn Decker's real husband, tennis ace Andy Roddick, has an equivalent short appearance later, described in the credits as "good-looking guy on plane." If you don't watch tennis, or possibly even if you do, it's a "blink and you'll miss him" cameo: he's the chap wearing the "I love Justin Beiber" slogan.
Overall this film definately has its' moments, but be prepared for the possibility that you may love it or hate it.
On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.
Also stars some amazing stars such as Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman and Brooklyn Decker
I really recommend this film, its a 5 star film.