Just Go With It

Posted on March 16, 2011

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Jen, Jen. Jen, Jen, Jen – You’ve got to get a new manager, and I am available. These ridiculous little movies aren’t the best for you. Just between you and me, honey, Adam Sandler is not funny. Never has been. That’s why it took me so long to get to this one.

Silly premise of guy finding out that wearing a wedding ring and making up stories about his abusive/drunken/cheating wife actually attracts women to his bed. He meets someone half his age who he thinks is the one (Brooklyn Decker) and enlists the aid of his assistant (Ms. Anniston) to play his ex. Turns out this is a loose remake of Cactus Flower from 1969 when Goldie Hawn won an Oscar, and yes I remember it well. The dialogue is so outrageous, no one said things like that even then and especially not now. There are only a couple of laughs in it, like during the hula contest between Jen and Nicole Kidman, whose lovey-dovey husband, played by Dave Matthews, turns out to be gay. Hmmm, Nicole Kidman married to a closet gay guy? Interesting concept.

Jen is a single mom with two kids- the daughter is extremely annoying and the son is preoccupied with the bathroom which makes for lots of poop jokes. The only reason for this movie that I can see is that Brooklyn gets a chance to show off her more than adequate body and all of them get a free vacation in Hawaii.

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