Friday, January 06, 2012

Just Go with It (2011)

DIRECTOR: Dennis Dougan; CAST: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman…

SUMMARY (from IMDB): Danny (Adam Sandler) must engage Katherine (Jennifer Aniston), his faithful assistant, to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife. Danny must pretend that he is married, because he lied to his dream girl, Palmer (Brooklyn Decker) the most gorgeous woman in the world. To keep the woman he loves, covering up one lie soon turns into many lies.


This was one of the funniest romantic comedies I have seen lately. The jokes are not only laughable but also tasteful, and they made me laugh a lot throughout the film.

The actors do their job splendidly. The chemistry between Sandler and Aniston seems pristine and Nicole Kidman excels as Katherine’s (not-so) evil high school classmate.

In addition to the relationship plotline, the film is a satire of people’s obsession with eternal youth and beauty which leads to exploitation of plastic surgery. The film also mocks the fashion of keeping unusual pets. Some stereotypes that are included in the film only round up the whole picture. 

All in all, Just Go with It is a rather predictable film, yet there are certainly some things that catch the viewer by surprise. Above all, this is a genuinely funny relaxation film mirroring some peculiarities of modern society.

RECOMMENDATION: When you feel like relaxing and having a good laugh over a well-played comedy, this might be just the right film to watch. 

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear this was a hit! I haven't seen it yet because I assumed it was just another cheesy comedy with dumb jokes. But your review really changed my opinion - thanks! :)


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