Back in the days of “Happy Gilmore,” “The Wedding Singer” and “Big Daddy,” Adam Sandler’s movies were must-sees. But especially during the past few years, I’ve found his movies to be less and less watchable. His most recent certainly looks better than the likes of “Grown Ups” or “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan,” but definitely not up to par with the films of his glory days.
In “Just Go With It,” Sandler plays Danny, a plastic surgeon who pretends to be married whenever he goes to bars, telling stories of his marriage problems to earn girls’ sympathy and ultimately hook up with them. When he finally meets a woman (Brooklyn Decker) he feels like he could have a serious relationship with, he doesn’t use his typical gag. But when she finds his wedding ring and assumes he’s married, a trail of lies begins.
He says he’s getting a divorce, and enlists his assistant, Katherine (Jennifer Aniston), to pretend to be his ex-wife. When Katherine’s kids become involved, Danny’s attempts to win the girl of his dreams get even more complicated. It all leads to a trip to Hawaii that forces forces Danny to question what he really wants.
Nicole Kidman, Dave Matthews and Nick Swardson also star.
This movie looks fairly predictable, but I’m tempted to see it because I think Sandler and Aniston could make a great onscreen pair. Aniston has made some pretty terrible movies in recent years, but, perhaps because I’m such a huge “Friends” fan, I still find her funny and charming. I think she and Sandler could play well off of each other, I’m afraid “Just Go With It” could be just as forgettable as Sandler’s recent slew of underwhelming comedies.
“Just Go With It” opens Feb. 11, 2011.
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