REVIEW: JUST GO WITH IT
SYNOPSIS: In Just Go With It, a plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant 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.
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 Iím a fan of both their work. Something about that movie just didnít 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. Wouldnít 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 donít 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 Iím sure. Her role as well as her wardrobe in this movie accentuates that fact. But donít 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 movieís eye candy and Iíll 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 ďjust a pinchĒ 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 Katherineís (Aniston). I think a large part of Jenniferís 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 wasnít too confident in the chemistry between those two at first, but they proved me wrong. And Adam, heís 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 youíve 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 Katherineís 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 wonít lie to you, the storyline is typical. Iím sure youíve seen something like it a thousand times. But for some reason, this rendition is done right as if youíre 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, youíd expect nothing less from him. He does not let you down with this one.
By Cine Marcos
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