A plastic surgeon (Adam Sandler), romancing a much younger schoolteacher (Brooklyn Decker), enlists his loyal assistant (Jennifer Aniston) to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii ...more
A plastic surgeon (Adam Sandler), romancing a much younger schoolteacher (Brooklyn Decker), enlists his loyal assistant (Jennifer Aniston) to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii that will change all their lives. less
“A chick flick with an attractive star-cast and some feel good moments! Go with no expectations and you'll have a decent time.”
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I doubt Adam Sandler even puts much effort into his comedies of the late. The laid-back, half-assed approach which can be seen onscreen must be surely a result of what transpires off-screen in the making of his films. The title of his latest 'Just Go With It' seems to suggest a very direct message to the audience urging them to watch this lazy excuse of a movie and give up their hard (or not) earned money to fund such future ventures.
Danny (Adam Sandler) after realizing that his to-be-wife is cheating him and marrying him only for the financial security he'll provide turns his life around. Giving up notions of "true love" he starts to pick up women for one-night-stands by pretending to be in a horrible marriage where he's the victim of an over-bearing wife. The ruse works like a charm women fall into his bed out of sympathy. Trouble starts to brew in paradise when Danny falls in love with Palmer (Brooklyn Decker) and before he can say anything heartfelt to her she stumbles upon his fake wedding ring and thinks he's been cheating on his wife with her. Now Danny can't tell her the truth out of fear of being labeled a pig so he does the next best thing this kind of comedy would advocate; he tells her that he's in the process of getting a divorce from his wife. To further allay he doubts, he gets his secretary, Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to pose as his wife and when the topic of kids comes up accidentally, conveniently her two kids are pulled into the con too. Then for no credible reason other than to provide more eye-pleasing scenery everyone goes off to Hawaii where the whole con continues unabated while surprise surprise! Katherine & Danny start to fall for each other. Any guesses how this ends?
The basic plot is picked up from the 1969 comedy 'Cactus Flower' starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman & Goldie Hawn which itself was adapted from a French play and was also the "inspiration" for the Salman Khan starrer 'Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya' (2005). Being a Sandler comedy the essentials of the original plot are in place while Sandler tries to fill in everything else with joke galore. So everything from botched up face-lifts to botched up breast enhancements to botched up penile enlargements to botched up butt enhancements to botched up scripts....err actually the last one is the movie itself. But you get the picture, gross stuff and loads of toilet humor....quite literally is the basis for 95% of the jokes. This trend never really takes off and when the romantic portion of the film did kick in I found it to be a relief inspite of it not being all that great either.
Adam Sandler is essentially himself yet again for the hundredth time. Jennifer Aniston plays the same comic avatar that has gotten her through nearly all her work so far. But I have to say that the two share a good vibe on screen and even if corny the romantic portion towards the end keeps it light-hearted enough to make it somewhat believable. Brooklyn Decker does a decent job and is around to parade in a bikini when required. Nicole Kidman is wasted in an underwritten role and character as an old nemesis of Katherine's. Rob Schneider must have been busy elsewhere hence we get Nick Swardson to fill in for him and honestly I wished Schneider had been around to liven things up a little if not more. Don't get me started on the kids; though the girl is alright, the boy was gratingly irritating especially with his constant 'crap' jokes.
'Just Go With It' is a lazily written movie that is more likely to bore you than keep you laughing. Even Adam Sandler fans would be disappointed with the lack of genuine laughs which are few and far in between.