Just Go With It
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker & Nicole Kidman
Queen of the romantic comedy Jennifer Aniston earns her crown in this predictable but witty film, co-starring Adam Sandler.
The rather rotund Sandler plays a successful plastic surgeon based in Los Angeles. After having his heart broken on his wedding day twenty years earlier, he fakes unhappy marriages to get into bed with sympathetic young ladies.
But when he falls for pretty young teacher Palmer (Decker), he has to rope in colleague Katherine (Aniston) and her two kids in order to convince her that he isn't a sleazy adulterer, but is getting divorced from his bitch of an ex-wife, played by an unwilling Katherine.
The film is a remake of the 1969 film Cactus Flower, which was based on the French play Fleur de Cactus. The majority of the action takes place in the beautiful holiday resort of Hawaii, which provides a stunning backdrop for the action and means the two female leads could appear in very little a lot of the time; a great enticement for any reluctant boyfriends and husbands.
I won't spoil the plot, but it is apparent quite early on what's going to happen. Never the less, the film is enjoyable throughout, with some particular comical highlights from the two children, one of whom puts on a ridiculous English accent throughout that is almost as bad as Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.
It's recieved some pretty terrible ratings; Rotten Tomatoes only gave it 19% and critics haven't been quick to praise.
While I wasn't eager to see it I'm glad I did, it was one of the best rom-coms I've seen in a while and just how I like them; easy on the romance but heavy helpings of comedy.
You can't help but like Adam Sandler, and it's nice to see him play a 'winner' as opposed to the usual downtrodden underdog he usually is (Waterboy, Little Nicky etc).
Jennifer Aniston has been in some real flops in the past few years but this isn't one of them, she is genuinely funny and you remember why you loved her as the ditzy Rachel Green in Friends.
Definitely worth a see, if just for the 'Sheep-PR' scene. You can't help but laugh at dead animals. Cruel, but true. OH! and the cameo from Heidi Montag. Brilliantly laughable. She is definitely more plastic than human these days. Beach balls come to mind when you look at her...