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: Plastic surgeon Dr. Danny Maccabee (Adam Sandler) has spent his life wearing a fake wedding ring, pretending to be married in order to lure dumb young women into his bed. When he meets the girl of his dreams, a schoolteacher named Parker (Brooklyn Decker), and she sees his ring, Danny finds himself lying to the point where he needs to ask his divorced office assistant Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to pose as his ex-wife and soon, her kids are also in on the act and all of...
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: Another year, another in a long line of Adam Sandler flicks spewed fourth from an assembly line of romantic comedy clichés. This time Sandler is dragging along America's Sweetheart, the perpetually single Jennifer Aniston (oh Brad Pitt, where art thou?), for what is sure to be the feel bland movie of the year. And sure enough, Sony has released Just Go With It on Blu-ray. Let's get this thing started, shall we?
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: Adam Sandler continues to fall short of the high entertainment levels his movies of the '90s and early 2000s regularly supplied. But like many of his more recent comedies, Just Go With It still manages to divert on regular basis. If you're a fan of Sandler or of romantic comedies, you probably need little encouragement to see this (if you haven't already).
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...