Adam Sandler has been maligned by movie critics for many years, but always satisfieying his loyal fan base. Lately he’s disappointed the very people supporting him. Films like Funny People, Grown Ups and I Now Pronounce You: Chuck And Larry were vomit inducing. Just Go With It will be added to that infamous list and it further shows that Sandler is either losing his script reading sense or simply getting lazy.
Danny (Adam Sandler) gets with girls by pretending hes married, but when he meets Palmer (Brooklyn Decker) he wants to settle down. Palmer finds Danny’s fake wedding ring in his trouser pocket and he must pretend that he’s divorced to his pretend wife (Jennifer Aniston) in order to stay with Palmer. But soon Danny begins to fall for both and is torn between them. Does it make sense, nope.
Lets get the good stuff out-of-the-way first (theres not much). Sandler and Aniston make for a cute movie couple and with a good script they could possibly deliver something memorable. Aniston is terrific here, even when the film is mostly a complete disaster. She has an everyday likeability that makes her a bonifide star. The film also pretends that Anniston is unattractive only to then reveal that she’s mega hot (owww what a surprise). This is simply stupid and although the film has a couple of funny segments, they’re inside a truly head numbing film.
Just Go With It is the sort of film made by people with too much money and too much time on their hands. Its shot in pretty mansions, exotic islands and five-star hotels for no other reason than Adam Sandler and his friends want to stay at home nowadays when they’re making movies.
The film is spewing with alarmingly annoying characters that are unfunny and unsettling. The little girl in this film is the most cringe worthy and painful film character I have ever encountered. Adam Sandler’s character is a jerk and I could careless if he succeeded in his attempts to win over the lead ladies of the film.
Sandler may still be a winner at the box office but soon enough the sheer putridness of his recent films will come back to haunt him. Just Go With It is rarely funny, mostly irritating and makes for a very traumatising cinema experience.