REVIEW: JUST GO WITH IT
Adam Sandler (Click, Grown Ups) and Jennifer Aniston (The Switch, The Bounty Hunter, TV’s “Friends”) lead an all-star cast in the charming romantic comedy Just Go With It, coming to Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, single disc Blu-ray and DVD June 7 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. After telling his girlfriend that he’s married as a means of avoiding real commitment, a plastic surgeon (Sandler) must recruit a fake family to prove his honesty. Just Go With It also stars Nick Swardson (You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, TV’s “Reno 911!”), international supermodel Brooklyn Decker (upcoming Battleship) and Dave Matthews (You Don’t Mess With the
SYNOPSIS: In Just Go With It, a plastic surgeon (Adam Sandler), romancing a much younger schoolteacher (Brooklyn Decker), enlists his loyal assistant (Jennifer Aniston) to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant’s kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii that will change all their lives.
FILM REVIEW: Director Dennis Dugan and Adam Sandler have worked together on a good number of movies. Their last one, Grown Ups, was not all that, and I’m a fan of both their work. Something about that movie just didn’t do it for me . . . maybe the lack of story or the use of overused humor and jokes. It was like each of these incredibly talented comedians doing mini stand up routines within the movie which devalued the movie as a whole. So as you can gather, I was skeptical about this latest
Dugan/Sandler project. Wouldn’t you know it? I was more than pleasantly surprised and entertained. What a strong comeback (or at least for me because I know many of you might have really liked Grown Ups). This film is laugh out loud funny, cute, touching, romantic, fun, and overall enjoyable. I don’t think there is anything to hate about this movie. The icing on the cake, for us guys, is the eye candy in the form of Brooklyn Decker and Jennifer
Aniston. Oh yeah, and the fact that a portion of the movie takes place in Hawaii gives us some pretty good cinematography and eye candy as well. Brooklyn has grown in popularity by leaps and bounds recently, largely due to her hotness I’m sure. Her role as well as her wardrobe in this movie accentuates that fact. But don’t let the looks fool you because she does a pretty good acting job too. Double whammy! Now I did also mention Jennifer in regards to the movie’s eye candy and I’ll tell you what, not only does she keep up with Brooklyn, I would go as far as to say that she looks even hotter. The mind blower is that she is “just a pinch” older than Brooklyn. Heck, she even makes Nicole Kidman look ordinary. Wow, did I just say that? Nicole is in the movie too by the way and she is incapable of doing any role poorly, including this supporting role as an old friend of Katherine’s
(Aniston). I think a large part of Jennifer’s appeal is her amazing blues. The more I see them the more I am mesmerized by them. Of course she presents a lovable character and is really good with the banter between Katherine and Danny
(Sandler). I wasn’t too confident in the chemistry between those two at first, but they proved me wrong. And Adam, he’s as good as always with his goofy character and comedic presence. Speaking of comedic presence, Nick Swardson is a name you might not recognize but an actor that you’ve seen completely nail his supporting roles in these kind of movies. He never fails and his streak continues. So if the eye candy is the icing on the cake, then the two child actors are the side of ice cream to go with it. Bailee Madison and Griffin Gluck play Katherine’s kids and they were superb. It never ceases to amaze me how talented child actors are and these two are no exception. Their line delivery and performances will impress you.
I won’t lie to you, the storyline is typical. I’m sure you’ve seen something like it a thousand times. But for some reason, this rendition is done right as if you’re seeing it for the first time. Dennis Dugan has taken all the pieces to this puzzle and put them together to create a wonderful picture of comedy, romance, and fun. But given his resume, you’d expect nothing less from him. He does not let you down with this one.
By Cine Marcos
DVD: Just Go With It is presented in
a widescreen format with a 1.85:1 aspect ration. The
transfer looks clean, judging from the watermark screening
received it is very difficult to determine the real quality
of the video, however I wont doubt that the final product
will be just fine. The picture is
complemented with a 5.1 Dolby digital sound in
English, French and Spanish with Spanish, French and English subtitles.
In the field of special features
DVD includes deleted scenes, a blooper reel, three behind-the-scenes featurettes as well as two commentary tracks.
1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish and French Dolby Surround
Subtitles - English Spanish French- Optional
Blooper Reel: “Laughter is Contagious”
“The Perfect Couple: Jen and Adam” Featurette
“Dolph-Not The One From Rocky IV” Featurette
“Shooting Hawaii” Featurette
Commentary with Adam Sandler, Nick Swardson, and producers Allen Covert, Tim Herlihy and Steve Koren
Commentary with Director Dennis Dugan
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