I might be a bit biased about this because I have a personal sympathy for Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler but I found this movie entertaining, simple and relaxing. These are all characteristics that most romcoms these days lack in. They all try too much to be either funny, either too romantic, either too complex and suffer from the storytelling point of view but this film, while it's a typical romcom it still delivers more than expected. But let's go into slicing this bread entirely and as objectively as I can.
Danny (Adam Sandler) is a successful plastic surgeon which after a disappointing start within his first marriage, he starts using his ex-wedding ring to get regular chicks in his bed. His methods work till he meets this gorgeous young blond named Palmer (Brooklyn Decker). In order to convince her he has real interest in their future he needs to play the ex-husband/present-dad card by asking his personal assistant Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to pretend to be his ex-wife. Things go really crazy and messed up when kids are involved and the "little" trip to Hawaii is the cherry on top of the cake. It turns out clicheic and Danny falls for Katherine but I never lost my patience. I really enjoyed the delivery. The dialogue wasn't bad, the acting was pretty much what this movie needed, a pleasant appearance from the lovely Nicole Kidman, it has funny moments and not funny in a retarded way, no nonsense and no stupid development of both characters and story and last but not least, it has a solid "feel-good" atmosphere. This film is getting too much heat in my opinion and so many feel they need to bash this because "oh, another clicheic romcom"... Well, I was entertained and I think this was the purpose of the makers. Great time at the cinema and definitely not a waste of money or time.
The production design, the technical execution was more than ok. It kind of reminded me of Forgetting Sarah Marshall as far as captions, contrast and chosen music. This is one of the best movies made by Aniston in the last years, probably since "Marley & Me" which a really good weekend movie. Adam Sandler is back in doing more of his good stuff and God, could I ask one thing? How does these women look so damn well at their age?...
Overall, the film's title pretty much suggest what the audience should do with the movie: "Just Go with It". It's a good formula of comedy and romance, enjoyable with decent amount of salt and pepper that will leave you smile at the end of the show.
Half a star out of **** Here's how things are; I rarely smile - let alone laugh - when I see a comedy these days, because most of them just aren't funny. I believe we are running out of intelligence and genius in this field, and all of the previous masters of the genre are dying. It's difficult to laugh when something isn't clever, but it's OK to giggle. After all, laughter is a gift; it can't come out of our little mouths every time we see a comedy film. But I'd at least … more
There are Adam Sandler films that are pretty good (Funny People, Spanglish, Click) and there are others that are among the slew of mindless comedys (Don't Mess with the Zohan, The Backup Plan, Grown-ups and just about any Ashton Kutcher film). This film is among the latter. The only thing missing from this poor excuse of a comedy is Rob Schneider who usually is mandatory in a Sandler vehicle. The movie opens with Sandler as Danny donning the most fake looking nose this … more
Star Rating: Is there anything more infuriating than a comedy plot that wouldn’t pass muster in a sitcom? Just Go with It – which is, believe it or not, a remake of the 1969 film Cactus Flower – tells a story so contrived, artificial, and unfunny that if it were a television pilot, it would in all likelihood be locked in a studio vault and allowed to disintegrate into oblivion. It’s one of those sad situations in which an engaging premise … more
Just Go with It, originally titled Pretend Wife, is an upcoming romantic comedy film starring Adam Sandler andJennifer Aniston. Other stars include Nicole Kidman, fashion model Brooklyn Decker, and musician Dave Matthews. Allan Loeb and Timothy Dowling wrote the script and Dennis Dugan, who has collaborated with Sandler on most of his films such as Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, You Don't Mess with the Zohan and Grown Ups served as director.
The film is inspired by the 1969 film, Cactus Flower. The film will be produced under Sandler's production company Happy Madison and will be distributed by Columbia Pictures.
This is also the sixth film that Dugan has directed Sandler.
It was shot between Los Angeles and Hawaii on the islands of Maui and Kauai and filming took place between March 2, 2010 and May 25, 2010.