Just Go With It
What he said:
Just Go With It is about a guy (Sandler) who uses a
wedding ring to meet women. He was planning to get married, but
when he finds out his bride-to-be isn’t who she says she is, he
bolts. While sulking at the bar that same evening, the ring proves
to be something of a sympathetic advantage when it comes to scoring
It should come as no surprise that Adam Sandler produced this
movie. No, no, no, not because of the usual amount of boob, poop,
and groin region related jokes that come with a typical Sandler
movie. Rather because the script called for a love triangle between
Decker, and Jennifer Aniston (your welcome for the clips
That part of the plot could be considered “far-fetched”, yet for
some odd reason I find myself not caring at all. Kudos for you Mr.
Sandler for knowing your audience!
Unfortunately, I can’t say that every other aspect of the movie
was as well thought out. Don’t get me wrong, it did make me laugh a
few times, but is also loaded with plenty of awkward moments in
which you kind of stare at the screen knowing that you’re supposed
to be laughing but aren’t. These kinds of comedies tend to go that
way. Your laughter can disappear just as quickly as it comes on. I
would lying if I said I didn’t find parts of it funny, but the
movie is pretty forgettable.
Sandler and director Dennis Dugan have done at least half a
dozen movies together. Some are quite funny. Others are so-so. But
all of them have at least a few laughs. I think they need to either
take a break from one another or consider some serious tweaking to
their formula. You have to wonder whether if they are half-assing
it based on each other’s rep together, or simply don’t have the
same type of chemistry with one another that they used to.
Rating: Thumbs down.
This movie review was given the He said, She said seal of
approval on June 19, 2011.
What She said:
Oh, Adam Sandler, sometimes you just try too hard. Just
Go With It had all the promise it needed to really be
entertaining. But it’s just a bit overdone—too many forced
jokes and too many larger than life characters, none of which are
really that likable.
Sandler is playboy plastic surgeon, Danny, who pretends that
he’s in a broken marriage to get chicks. One problem, he
actually falls for one of these chicks, a much younger Palmer
(Brooklyn Decker). She is no home wrecker, and so she wants
Danny’s ex-wife’s blessing before taking their relationship to the
next level. Problem is, there isn’t one, and so Danny talks
his office/physician’s assistant, Katherine (Jennifer Aniston),
into pretending to be the gal. A lot of people set their
morals aside to help Danny get his way. Even Aniston, who
always brings a likability to her characters, is no peach. And
There’s a lot of people with issues in this movie, and you kind
of feel wrong laughing at them. There were certainly points
where I laughed, but then there were so many jokes that just plain
fell flat. As Danny makes goofy voices and gestures, even
other characters in the movie sort of stare at him like, “What the
heck, that’s not funny.” And he doesn’t get the hint, so he
repeats the same lame joke four more times during the course of the
film. There’s also some sort of cousin or something,
Eddie. He’s really annoying too.
Well, anyway, this isn’t the worst film ever, but it struggles
to be a rom or a com. What it does excel at is being a bikini
body contest between Brooklyn Decker and Jennifer Aniston.
The guys will love that, and the ladies, well, you’ll feel kind of
bad about yourself afterwards.