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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Rom com., 3 Aug. 2011
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This review is from: Just Go With It [DVD] [2011] (DVD)
In what is becoming Adam Sandler's usual template approach to his films, i.e the films produced by his company Happy Madison like this one, if you watch his previous stuff from about 2006 with Click & I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry(Dennis Dugan directed Just Go With It & Chuck/Larry) you will see the usual setup of Sandler's regular actors in these films, Nick Swardson(who gets an extended run out here in place of Rob Schneider which was refreshing) , Kevin Nealon & Rachel Dratch etc... and usually a two kid setup with one girl & one boy etc.. anyway, i'm a big fan of Sandler's films & think he is a very under rated actor, as he can give outstanding serious performances, but people mainly know him more for his outrageous comedy films, so that other side of him tends to be overlooked sadly.

Just Go With It, is about plastic surgeon Danny Maccabee (Adam Sandler -Happy Gilmore) who once had his heart broken at the alter(bride played by Adams real life wife), and stumbled across the fact that while wearing his wedding ring, although not married, single attractive woman flock to him as he sells them a swan story about his wife neglecting him etc.. However one time when forgetting to put his ring on, he meets & makes love on the beach to the sexy Palmer (Brooklyn Decker -Battleship) who surprisingly finds said ring in his trousers, busted!. However Danny makes up a fake story about being in the process of being divorced, but needs to make it look real, as he really loves this chick.

He ropes in his long serving & reluctant assistant Katherine (Jennifer Aniston -Friends) to pretend to be his wife. But she has two children & mistakenly mentions them when on a date as a threesome with Palmer present, so, blackmailed by the kids to be nice to him & carry on the pretence, he is forced to take them all on a holiday to Hawaii as a fake family, where comedy & mayhem ensue. The children of the cast are very good indeed, Michael/Bart (Griffin Gluck -United States of Tara) & Maggie/Kiki Dee (Bailee Madison -Brothers). Of note, Bailee's performance was one to rival the adults & i'd say she is an actress to watch out for in future, she has a heck of a lot of work under her belt for a young lady, watch this space. Hollywood A-lister Nicole Kidman (The Others) also appears in light heart'ed mood as Devlin Adams, high school friend of Katherine, who hates her.

Overall, this was a really enjoyable film. There are some silly moments which are fun, and it is predictable in places, but on the whole it is a sweet funny Rom Com that's very much worth watching IMO. I've seen it over a dozen times myself & it still hits home. I liked the upbeat music in the movie, the good pacing of the story while maintaining the understanding behind each characters investment into the situation & the cast are on really good form. Everyone pitches in to the extent you can tell they had great fun making this movie. Highly recommended.
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