Just Go With It


Stars:★★★★

Year: 2011

Country: USA

Director: Dennis Dugan

Cast: Adam Sandler (Danny), Jennifer Aniston (Katherine), Bailee Madison (Maggie), Griffin Gluck (Michael), Nicole Kidman (Devlin), Brooklyn Decker (Palmer).

Genre: Comedy

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 –

9 Responses to Just Go With It

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  2. Ben says:

    I didn’t like Adam Sandler when I saw “Funny People” but his “50 First Dates” with Drew Barrymore won me back.

    I’m not a fan of Nicole Kidman. Truth be told, I only heard her name on your post. Anyways, as I look up in the IMDb, she did great in the “Moulin Rouge”.

    • fictionworms says:

      I also liked 50 First Dates, but my favourite movie starring him is Big Daddy. You should definitely see it, it’s wonderful! Is Funny People that bad? I haven’t read any good reviews of this movie…

      I’m not a fun of Nicole Kidman either, but she is a very famous actress so I thought she was worth mentioning. I’ve reviewed Australia in this blog, a movie starring her and Hugh Jackman.

      • Ben says:

        I never saw the whole film but I did enjoy bits of the “Big Daddy”. It is not actually bad but it is terribly long for a mediocre movie. Plus, Adam Sandler isn’t fit to play a dramatic role like Jim Carrey on “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotlessmind.”

        Hugh Jackman? I never saw him in a dramatic role. Thanks for mentioning it :]

    • fictionworms says:

      Oh, I didn’t think the film was mediocre :/ At least, at the time I saw it. And it wasn’t completely dramatic, I think it was more comedy than drama. Anyway, of course he’s not like Jim. No one’s like Jim 🙂

  3. eva626 says:

    adam sandler wasnt very funny to me in bedtime stories…but this one looks good

  4. Mark says:

    Haven’t seen this. I have unfortunately been put off by the years of crap Sandler has dealt us. Last one I enjoyed was 50 First Dates.

    • fictionworms says:

      50 First Dates was also the last movie with Adam Sandler I liked before this one 🙂 My dad and I were saying the other day that Just Go With It would have been better with Ben Stiller, but Adam’s really not that bad here, you should give him a chance 😀

      BTW, thanks for passing by! 🙂

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