Excerpt: I’ve been a big fan of Adam Sandler since his days on SNL back in the early 90’s. He wasn’t the biggest star in the cast at the time, that honor fell to Chris Farley or even Mike Myers. Still, it can’t be argued that’s he’s enjoyed a very successful career in film since he left the show. His first two starring roles in “Billy Madison” and “Happy Gilmore” remain two of my favorite movies and they’re two that I watch at least once a year.
Excerpt: One of the benefits of not spending much time watching a particular genre of film is the wonderful level of ignorance it provides when one is forced to review a mildly awful film in said genre.
Excerpt: Just Go With It is a mean, angry film, odd since it’s about romance, love, and kids. Maybe it’s those opening moments, a Jewish wedding where everyone is given hideous and obvious prosthetic noses while told to act goofy. Then, someone else is there to make of them, and the cycle repeats. There’s endless series of these gags, some of them of the character’s own doing, like Kevin Nealon’s overdone botox.
Conclusion: Unfunny, unnecessary, and made pretty much only because people still trust the likes of Sandler, Aniston, and to a lesser extent Director Dennis Dugan to make them laugh enough to lay down a few dollars on a movie ticket, Just Go With It is a movie that lives up to its title. It's a movie that's on cruise control from the outset but that quickly veers off the side of the road and crashes because nobody cares what's going on, so long as Sandler and Anniston can appear in...
Excerpt: The Film Just when you thought it was safe to defend Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston as talented A-listers, here comes Just Go With It . The latest Happy Madison moneymaker is "loosely" based on the 1969 comedy Cactus Flower . Loosely is in quotes because the Walter Matthau/Goldie Hawn flick is enjoyable. This one? Not so much. Sandler plays doofus (surprised?) doctor Danny who uses a fake wedding ring to face his commitment problem.
Conclusion: In the end, 'Just Go With It' is just not good and serves as a perfect example of lazy writing and mediocre direction. The video and audio are pretty solid though, and while plentiful, the supplements are all fairly worthless. Basically, this is one to avoid.
Excerpt: Just Go With It is kind of like what would happen if you combined The Brady Bunch’s Hawaiian episode with one of the first season installments of Who’s Line Is It Anyway? (the season before Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles showed up on the BBC’s stage to make the concept awesome). There’s a lot of romance and ridiculous going on in this movie but if you really boil it down to its most basic elements what it’s about is this: What if a bunch of normal people were forced to...
Excerpt: At one point in the new Adam Sandler comedy Just Go With It , shortly before it transitions from being a romantic comedy with a strained premise into a convoluted slamming-door farce without the energy to do any door-slamming, a little girl asks Sandler, “Why don’t you tell that poor girl the truth?