Just Go See It
By Brittany Bandinelli
Released on Feb. 11, 2011, just in time for the Valentine festivities, romantic comedy ‘Just Go With It,’ featuring comedian extraordinaire Adam Sandler and Hollywood sweetheart Jennifer Aniston, beat out Justin Bieber’s documentary ‘Never Say Never’ with a cool $30,514,732 (USA) in its opening weekend.
Sandler portrays the role of a wealthy plastic surgeon named Danny, who plays up his role as ultra-bachelor by wearing a wedding band and luring women through lies about a failing marriage to a horrible wife. Although his psychology works, (taboo reality that women are attracted to unavailable men), Danny ends up falling for younger primary school teacher Palmer, portrayed by the beautiful actress and model Brooklyn Decker, and Palmer is not down with dating a married man.
Danny coaxes his trusty assistant Katherine, played by Aniston, into pretending to be his crazed soon-to-be-divorced wife, in order to win Palmer back into his good graces. The plot thickens, however, as Katherine accidentally mentions that she has two young kids and the lies just keep piling up. With Palmer believing that Maggie and Michael are her boyfriend’s children, Danny has to keep coming up with ways to look like not only a good guy, but also a good father.
Danny quickly learns that he has not only employed this family to become his fake-dysfunctional family, he also has inadvertently taken on the replacement role of the kid’s real-life absentee father, a role that quickly places sexual tension between Danny and their mother Katherine. Interweaved through the hysterical scenes of this romantic comedy, and confusion of all the lies and fake personas, is the reality of stress on a young family separated by divorce.
Uncertainty builds as Danny realizes he has less in common with the NSYNC loving Palmer, and even more in common with his dorky coworker and friend Katherine.
With comical cameos from A-list stars such as Nicole Kidman, Dave Matthews and Heidi Montag-Pratt… (well, maybe some B-list stars too…), ‘Just Go With It’ is an adorable film and a guarantee hit, appropriate for audiences age 13 and older.
‘Just Go With It’ is another successful Sandler comedy, with multitudes of hilarious scenes and eccentric characters all built to blind one person to an unavoidable truth. But as the audience knows, what goes up, must eventually come down!
(rated: PG-13 for frequent crude and sexual content, partial nudity, brief drug references and language; 117 minutes.)