Just Go with It

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Just Go With It may be slightly better than some entries in the recently dire rom-com genre, but that's far from a recommendation.



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In Just Go With It, a plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii that will change all their lives. -- (C) Sony


Nicole Kidman
as Devlin Adams
Dave Matthews
as Ian Maxtone Jones
Rachel Dratch
as Kirsten Brant
Allen Covert
as Soul Patch
Dan Patrick
as Tanner Patrick
Minka Kelly
as Joanna Damon
Dana Min Goodman
as Bridesmaid
Julia Wolov
as Bridesmaid
Colby Kline
as Bridesmaid
Jana Sandler
as Bridesmaid
Jonathan Loughran
as Pick Up Guy #1
Peter Dante
as Pick Up Guy #2
Michael Laskin
as Mr. Maccabee
Carol Ann Susi
as Mrs. Maccabee
Gene Pompa
as Delivery Guy
Mario Joyner
as Henderson
Heidi Montag
as Adon's Wife
Andy Roddick
as Good Looking Guy on Plane
Jillian Nelson
as Young College Girl
Lori Heuring
as Salesgirl
Julie Dixon Jackson
as Mrs. Harrington
Jessica Jade Andres
as Teenage Girl at Dive Restaurant
Kent Avenido
as Guy at Dive Restaurant
Rachel Specter
as Lisa Hammond
Tia Van Berg
as Scary Woman
Todd Sherry
as Check-In Clerk
Andrew Tomoso
as Rope Bridge Guy
Lila Tatone
as Hawaiian Family at Rope Bridge
Sadie Sandler
as Hawaiian Family at Rope Bridge
Sunny Sandler
as Hawaiian Family at Rope Bridge
Lorna Scott
as Big Country
Newton DeLeon
as Diner at Dive Restaurant
Teresa Ann Zantua
as Hawaiian Rosa
Roger Parham-Brown
as Pizza Hut Janitor
Tom Dill
as Coach Dill
Cort Rogers
as Tripping Kid
Sharon Ferguson
as Pregnant Woman at McFunnigan's
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  • May 24, 2015
    A fairly serviceable love-was-right-in-front-of-me story. Brooklyn Decker plays hot but nice to a tee (faint praise), and Jennifer Aniston is a reliable voice of reason, but the true standout is young Bailee Madison as Adam Sandler's pretend daughter. Her mile-a-minute-British-theatre-kid schtick is overbearing yet perfect. The movie really revs up with the hula dance and coconut passing competition - featuring wild cameos by Nicole Kidman and Dave Matthews - and even Aniston and Sandler generate some rollicking chemistry.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 14, 2012
    Just Go with It, isn't really a bad movie, but sometimes could be unfunny and terrible silly, just like the character Eddie and present some romantic cliches. Interesting, but not a good remake of 'Cactus Flower'.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 14, 2012
    I thought I was willing to "just go with it", but then Nick Swardson stepped into frame. No, I'm kidding; I was never really with this film. Okay, I didn't mind the film, but it is an absolute mess, and Swardson really didn't help with his talentless, unfunny, stupid self. I guess when he's not in shorts and on roller skates while being approached by incompetent police, he doesn't know what to do, just like how Adam Sandler doesn't know what to do when he's not being obnoxious... other than make better movies. Come on Adam, we've seen you do better; you have a lot of potential in you, and yet you continue to miss almost all of your marks and fall into the same-old-same-old that just does not really work any more, no matter how much you tell us to "just go with it". Yup, all of that random, underwhelming ranting, only to simply lead up to a cheesy title reference joke that I already opened this review with. Hey, it's no more of a mess than this film, which is yet more of the same, if not a little less, and yet, things still manage to stay relatively intact, because as much of a mess as this film is, it's not without a few brights spots, and just enough to help pick it up, though never very far. Yeah, I joke, but come on people, you have to admit that if Adam Sandler knows nothing else, it's how to get some pretty blasted amazing-looking women in his films, and sure enough, they're all over the place. That is not a genuine strength of the film by any stretch of the imagination, but hey, it makes for good padding in this paragraph while I try to figure out something actually good to say. Hey, that sounds like a reflection of the film, because this film also relies on beautiful women to kind of reduce the sting of the monotony and nothingness until it can come up with genuinely amusing jokes, which are admittedly here now and again. True, those moments are far and few between, but they are there, and they do wake you up on occasion; and yet, it still comes down to the "far and few between". In a gratuitous almost two hour runtime, there are only so many amusing jokes, while all the rest fall flat. This film goes plagued by the new Happy Madison comedy concept of free-flowing jokes with no real punchline, in order to give a sense of realism, when really it just doesn't. It's a plague on many films before this, just like it's a plague now, and while it's not enough to destroy this film, it's just one of the many missteps that keep this film from raising anywhere above mediocre. Outside of beautiful women, if nothing else can be complimented about Happy Madison productions, it's typically an excellent soundtrack, but this one, on the other hand, outside of a couple of Sting songs, is pretty bad, Often going for a kind of cheesy pop noise that is not only obnoxious to people with an actual good taste in music, but rather inconsistent with this film's very non-fluffy tone. It's certainly inconsistent with the film's type of storytelling, because when awful music is playing, it's typically over a montage, or party scene, or something that involves stuff actually happening, whereas most of the rest of the film just limps along, doing absolutely nothing but telling limp jokes and following our characters around. Sure, that's the exact same thing they did in the still mediocre, but still superior "Grown Ups", only the difference here is that, where "Grown Ups" was comprised of moderately likable and not terribly annoying characters, this film is owned by obnoxious characters. An annoyingly naive (Though still absurdly hot) love interest - played by Brooklyn Decker - and an unlikably cocky and unbelievable lead - played by Adam Sandler -, bug you enough, while the people who almost completely knocked me out of the film are the insufferable components in Sandler's Danny Maccabee's uncompellingly preposterous scheme. I hate most types of kids enough as it is, let alone when you have a boring little punk boy that talks about pooping a lot and a wannabe little actress that's simply unbearable, especially when she puts on a grating practice accent, and yet, I would listen to that grating accent all day if I had to put up with Nick Swardson's for another second. I opened this review joking that Swardson basically ruins the film, and while I was exaggerating, he really is one of the worst things in this mess, because his comedic delivery of even the simplest joke is so cold, cocky, boring and not funny. All of these characters and more form a bloated cast that further weigh down this film, and yet, at the end of the day, it's not bad, because it's just so very bland, with little to like and little to hate, leaving it to just bob in the water as nothing terrible, but really nothing special in the least; simply underwhelming, uneventful filler. To break down this messy ruse, the film's lacking of grate keeps it from really faling apart, and a few effective jokes provide additional support, yet the foundation remains all but broken under the weight of mostly weak humor and nothingness amidst the unbelivable, uncompelling storyline, led by borderline across-the-board obnoxious characters, and while that's not enough to fully dismiss the film's titular proposal, it is enough to leave "Just Go with It" to limp along as a mediocre, forgettable non-effort by Adam Sandler. 2/5 - Medicore
    Cameron J Super Reviewer
  • Jan 05, 2012
    Just Go With It, a recent addition to the Adam Sandler canon is insulting unfunny. Why does he do these movies? There are two possibilities. One: He finds this material amusing. Maybe this garbage makes him chuckle. If that's true, then to each his own. Two: He's a lazy, cynical sellout content with turning out films that require little of his geniune talent. I think you can have honest debate as to which of these possibilites is the case. I suppose I could tell you what the film is about but I would be wasting my time. The premise is beyond ridiculous, requiring us to believe several impossible things before the half hour mark. We are supposed to believe that Adam Sandler is irrestible to woman, so long as he has his wedding ring and a matrimonial sob story. This would require that every woman he comes into contact with are both blithering imbeciles, and easily manipulated. Oh, and I guess Jennifer Aniston can be ugly. Why? Well, she's wearing glasses which is so not hot. Duh! Nothing here works at all, and it's more than a bit painful to behold. The characters are not interesting, and not a single gag is amusing. The performances range from the lazy, (Adam Sandler, and Jennifer Aniston) to the incompetent, ( many would qualify). The direction from Dennis Dugan is characteristically hackish and uninspired. I honestly believe that Adam Sandler has talent. With the right material and the right director, he can give fine performances. But he doesn't try, and that's the problem. Let's hope he decides to make an effort sometime soon.
    Brandon S Super Reviewer

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