Director: Dennis Dugan
Cast: Adam Sandler (Danny), Jennifer Aniston (Katherine), Bailee Madison (Maggie), Griffin Gluck (Michael), Nicole Kidman (Devlin), Brooklyn Decker (Palmer).
Once in a while, I feel like watching just a silly romantic comedy to relax and spend some time. It also happens quite often, that the movie I choose turns to be excessively bad. And that considering my expectations in this occasions are really, really, low. But last weekend, I had the pleasure to enjoy a decent movie of the genre. Starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, Just Go With It even took a few waves of compulsive laughter from me.
Plastic surgeon Danny Maccabee (Adam Sandler) used to be, what we can say, a total loser. But after his frustrated attempt to get married twenty years ago, he said: not anymore! and turned into a womanizer. His tactic is simple and effective. He lies about having a horrible wife that makes him suffer and that way he gets pity sex. Everything goes as planned, until he gets attached to one of these women and needs to go on pretending he has a wife. But where the hell is he going to get a fake wife? Well, he has no better idea to ask his assistant Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to act as one, and she finally accepts. God, you can’t imagine the great mess they have just got into.
So, let’s talk about the cast first. I’m going to admit it, Adam Sandler is not my favourite of actors, and I usually don’t like his movies that much. Luckily, this was an exception. Besides, he was together with Jennifer Aniston, and who on earth doesn’t like her? (well yeah, maybe there’s someone out there who doesn’t like her, but I stopped being objective from the very moment I saw her in Friends as Rachel Green). Anyway, there are two other little actors who really deserve to be mentioned. I’m talking about Bailee Madison (11 years old) and Griffin Gluck (only 10♥). Jesus, they really made me laugh! A couple of geniuses 😀
Apart from this, something that was remarkable in the movie was the absence of obscene scenes, which is rather unusual in American comedies these days. There’s some double entendre in the movie, but it deals with it without falling into bad taste. That’s one of the things that makes this movie a family one.
I don’t know what else to say, but to highly reccommend you this film. Remember, this is no more than just a romantic comedy, however, it’s the perfect option if you’re looking for something to laught out loud for a while.☺
Watch the trailer ↓
☞ According to what I’ve read on the web, Just Go With It is slightly based on another movie from 1969, called Cactus Flower, and starring Ingrid Bergman, Walter Matthau and Goldie Hawn (Kate Hudson’s mother!).
– Written by GuadiRC –