Just Go With It
Release year: 2011
Director: Dennis Dugan
Screenwriter: Allan Loeb, Timothy Dowling, I.A.L. Diamond, Abe Burrows (stage play), Pierre Barillet (French play), Jean-Pierre Grédy (French play)
Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Nick Swardson, Brooklyn Decker, Bailee Madison, Griffin Gluck
After getting burned in his past, plastic surgeon Danny (Adam Sandler) has serious commitment issues, making him use a fake wedding ring to attract one-night-stands. But then he meets Palmer (Brooklyn Decker) who he thinks might be the ‘One’ and soon his fake ring has him caught up in lies that he needs the aid of his loyal assistent Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to get out of.
Once again Sandler (50 First Dates, 2004) plays a man with commitment issues, but at least he does so convincingly. Him and Aniston (The Bounty Hunter, 2010) has plenty of chemistry, they are incredible charming and convincing together and Aniston appears to help keeping the sometimes high strung Sandler a bit grounded. There are some great jokes on plastic operations and a terrific turn from Kidman (Moulin Rouge!, 2001) while the kids switch between cute and annoying, as is unfortunately often the case. A standard but charming rom-com that doesn’t bring much new to the table but that is bound to make you laugh.
Though Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston has been friends for more than 20 years, before either of them became famous, this is their first movie together.
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