NY1 Movie Review: "Just Go With It"
Adam Sandler gets his assistant, played by Jennifer Aniston, to pose as his wife in the awful new romantic comedy "Just Go With It." NY1's Neil Rosen filed the following review.
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Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston have team up in a new romantic comedy called "Just Go With It." Aniston seems to make an awful lot of these, and the keyword here is "awful."
Loosely based on the movie "Cactus Flower," the premise is that Sandler's character, successful plastic surgeon Dr. Danny, meets Palmer, the much younger girl of his dreams. She doesn't want anything to do with a married man, but what Palmer doesn't know is that Danny's really single, and only pretends to be married to get women.
Danny gets his medical assistant, played by Aniston, to tell Palmer an elaborate lie that he has a wife and is about to get divorced. Aniston agrees to pose as his soon-to-be ex-spouse and her kids are bribed to play along and pretend they are Danny's children.
Now, in order for any comedy to work, one of the fundamental principles is that the predicament of the characters has to be believable. Danny's actions here are such a stretch that there is no credibility at all.
The jokes are lame. The script is so extremely predictable, in much every way imaginable, that it is insulting. The bottom line here is that it is just not funny.
Sandler's strong comedic talents are totally wasted here and Aniston has to stop doing these poorly scripted, pathetic rom-coms. Just add this to a long line of recent failures on her resume.
Believe it or not, Nicole Kidman, of all people, crops up in a silly supporting role. She has no comedic timing and just embarrasses herself.
It's really a pathetic, excruciating movie to sit through and I couldn't wait for it to end. It clocks in at close to two hours, but I felt like I was there for six.
Now I'm not giving this movie Half a Wormy Apple, my lowest rating, and the reason is one girl in the movie, Bailee Madison. She's a terrific young actress, has great comedic timing, and if she keeps pursuing her acting career, she may become a big star one day.
Neil Rosen's Big Apple Rating: 1 Apple