Just Go With It
- Director:Dennis Dugan
- Cast:Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Adam Sandler
- Release Date:March 31, 2011
- Running time:117 minutes
- Film Worth:$11.00
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While it throws up a few genuine laughs, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are on autopilot in this largely predictable affair.
Just Go With It is a remake of the 1969 film Cactus Flower, which starred Ingrid Bergman, Walter Matthau and won Goldie Hawn an Oscar, but this time it stars the hapless and always out of love Jennifer Aniston and the same old Adam Sandler. You know the two lead characters, and you know the genre, so unfortunately you also know the ending.
Danny (Sandler) ditches his wedding at the last minute after finding out the truth about his unfaithful fiancé, and decides to drown his sorrows in a seedy testosterone filled bar. The wedding ring still adorns his finger and ends up helping him to hook up with a beautiful patron. He realises that this as a way to dupe women in order to live out all his sexual conquests.
Twenty years later, we find out that Danny has become a famous plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, and is still using his ring as a way to get lucky with women much to the disgust of his assistant, Katherine (Aniston). One night, Danny hooks up with Palmer (Brooklyn Decker), an attractive 23-year-old blonde, and during the night of passion she finds his wedding ring and starts to think that he is a married man. Danny sees this girl as more than a fling and after he lets a few lies slip, he finds himself and Palmer in Hawaii, with Katherine and her two kids in tow posing as his family.
Although not the worst Adam Sandler movie ever made, the film just plays out like a mash-up of rom-com subplots. Sandler plays his usual angry and emotionally stunted, but essentially "nice guy", character. Likewise, Aniston plays her cute and perky self. A brief cameo from Nicole Kidman fails to add much. There are, however, extremely funny moments and as such, it's still good for a laugh. It's the two kids (Bailee Madison, Griffin Gluck), however, who steal the show.