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Just Married (2003)

tomatometer

19

Average Rating: 4/10
Reviews Counted: 103
Fresh: 20 | Rotten: 83

Just Married's plot is predictable, and the overdone pratfalls get tiresome.

21

Average Rating: 3.9/10
Critic Reviews: 29
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 23

Just Married's plot is predictable, and the overdone pratfalls get tiresome.

audience

48

liked it
Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 458,478

My Rating

Movie Info

Can a new marriage survive meddling friends, disapproving families, and some of the worst accommodations in Europe? That's the question posed in this broad comedy. Tom Leezak (Ashton Kutcher) is a regular guy who likes sports and beer and tries to make ends meet working as a nighttime radio traffic reporter. Sarah McNerney (Brittany Murphy) is a beautiful young woman from a wealthy and privileged family who is trying to make a name for herself as a writer. Tom and Sarah have seemingly nothing in

PG-13,

Comedy, Romance

,

Sam Harper

Jun 17, 2003

$56.0M

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All Critics (122) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (20) | Rotten (83) | DVD (23)

Hackneyed star-brite Brittany Murphy-Ashton Kutcher rom-com.

January 14, 2003 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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Rubbery-faced Kutcher is a nice match for Murphy, and their chemistry keeps the movie afloat even when the gags stretch thin.

January 11, 2003
Arizona Republic
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Just uninspired and mostly unfunny.

January 11, 2003 Full Review Source: ReelViews
ReelViews
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Plays like a dumbed-down version of a formula that's already had most of the smartness wrung out of it.

January 11, 2003
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Immature and annoying; the jokes are tired.

December 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

The outside seat-fillers at the screening happily ate up every unsurprising, unfunny second, but that doesn't mean that you have to.

February 8, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Besides the sub-par script the problem is that Kutcher and Murphy have zero chemistry.

January 4, 2004 Full Review

...it's the paper-thin characters and utterly predictable storyline that does the film in.

January 4, 2004 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

...nails the lowest possible IQ in the audience by being as insipid as it is boring.

June 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

A pleasant, undemanding date movie.

April 23, 2003 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Depois de bombardear o mundo com o péssimo Sonho de Campeão, o roteirista Sam Harper levou dez anos até conseguir ver este seu novo trabalho chegar às telonas. Ele deveria ter esperado mais vinte anos.

April 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

Murphy has no comic timing and Kutcher overcompensates.

March 19, 2003 Full Review Source: BBC.com

[Murphy] shouldn't have chosen Just Married, with its irritating script and banal premise, as her first romantic comedy to topline.

March 4, 2003 Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine
Premiere Magazine

Move over Britney Spears and all other aspiring Britney wannabees. There's a new Britney in town and her name is Brittany Murphy. .

February 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Sunday Times (Australia)
Sunday Times (Australia)

In watching the harried antics of a blustery mismatched married couple in the disjointed Just Married, is there anyway we can get our 95 minutes annulled from this marital mockery?

February 4, 2003 Full Review
TheWorldJournal.com

No es de esas películas que se vayan a recordar durante mucho tiempo, pero logra su propósito de entretener durante poco más de 90 minutos, a pesar de lo simplista que pudiera parecer su historia en una primera impresión.

January 29, 2003 Full Review Source: Moviola

... as the laughter suddenly stops... the guys in the audience will look at each other helplessly and think Did they switch out the last reel or did I walk into the wrong movie on my way back from the bathroom?

January 27, 2003 Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com
MovieCrypt.com

Well, here's the first official mainstream release of 2003, and if the quality of the first movie of the year is inversely proportionate to the overall quality of the year as a whole, we're off to a good start.

January 22, 2003 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
Mark Reviews Movies

There's nothing wrong with Just Married that a major script rewrite, several fresh plot twists and maybe a couple of tranquilizer darts couldn't fix.

January 20, 2003 Full Review Source: The Moving Picture Show
The Moving Picture Show

Serviceable movie that doesn't play things too dumb and doesn't get too deep.

January 17, 2003 Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Real-life item Kutcher and Murphy may light up each other's world off-screen, but onscreen they have less chemistry than Kutcher and Sean Scott Williams showed in Dude, Where's My Car?.

January 16, 2003 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Like a head on collision between some nice performances and a really stupid plot.

January 16, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

They had the opportunity to create a film with big laughs, and they dropped the ball.

January 14, 2003 Full Review Source: KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)

Audience Reviews for Just Married

Haven't seen this in about ten years. Original rating was 4, have upgraded to 5. I think this really stands up as a rom com, and is still cute and funny. Brittany really was such a likeable actress.
December 22, 2013
romy861

Super Reviewer

Just Married is a decent comedy with a few good laughs, but it could have been done far better as well. The film had potential in doing something far better, and it does fall short. In the long run, this is a film that is worth seeing only once as the jokes become stale over multiple viewings. The idea behind the film was good, but the gags just didn't hold up. The cast do a decent job in their performances, but it simply doesn't make up for a great comedic experience. The film leaves room for improvement and it deliver some good laughs here and there but it could have been better. The film suffers from a lacking script that could have been rewritten a few times. Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy do what they can with the material and they pull off something entertaining. Just Married is fun, but like I said it could have been better due to its interesting ideas. This is a decent film to watch when you have nothing else better to do, and it makes for a mindless viewing experience that brings on a few good laughs, and effective moments. However this is a forgettable film that since its release, there has been far better films in this genre. Worth seeing, but there are too many underdeveloped ideas on-screen to really make it a hilarious film that warrants rewatching again and again. Expect something slightly humorous, but keep in mind that the film had plenty of wasted potential as well. Just Married is not the best rom com out there, but it certainly isn't the worst. Funny in some areas, and sketchy in others, this is a film that doesn't try too hard at being something great due to a script that reveals too many lacking, uninspired ideas.
February 2, 2013
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

Super Reviewer

Semi-fun movie that's really not that good. Filled with smelly cheese. Little Josh Baskin from "Big" plays Ashton Kutcher's best man, he still looks the same which is weird because he's supposed to look like Tom Hanks now.
February 8, 2010
Chiefilms
Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer

The ending was sweet. Not that funny. But some scenes are kinda funny.
February 8, 2010
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Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

    1. Sarah: Tom you are acting crazy.
    2. Tom Leezak: Well, maybe it's cuz I just got hit in the head with a ten pound ASHTRAY!
    – Submitted by NILAY N (3 years ago)
    1. Sarah: Baby, just floor it.
    2. Tom Leezak: I am flooring it. If i push any harder my foot would blow through the floor and we would be Flinstoning our asses there.
    – Submitted by NILAY N (3 years ago)
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