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Just Go With It

Published July 17, 2011

Just Go With It

Film info

  • Title Just Go With It
  • Director Dennis Dugan
  • Year 2011
  • Run time 1hr 53m
  • Genres Comedy, Romance
  • Tagline Sometimes a guy's best wingman... is a wingwoman

Danny Maccabee (Adam Sandler) meets the girl of his dreams (Brooklyn Decker) but has to enlist his loyal assistant Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to pretend to be his soon-to-be ex-wife in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, Katherine's kids become involved, and everyone heads off to Hawaii for a ridiculous, out-of-control weekend that tests the limits of how far we'll go for love.

Background Info

I’m not sure this would normally be my type of film, but after watching Grown Ups, and with the knowledge that The Wedding Singer is one of the best films ever, Adam Sandler has been going up and up in my estimation. And, of course, I love Rachel.

Live Blog

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00:00:38 - That’s a weird Happy Madison ident. 00:03:15 - That is a massive nose.** ** 00:05:05 - His precious! 00:07:22 - What kind of surgery sends an eyebrow wonky?** ** 00:16:08 - A little kid pretending to be British is not annoying. At all.** ** 00:17:07 - Has anyone ever actually said mumsy?** **00:21:05 - In his defence, there is no other word to follow Dolph than Lungren.** ** 00:22:56 - “What are they made out of panda?” Nooo.** **00:30:40 - Can’t they just say the kids are hers from a previous relationship?** ** 00:31:09 - “That’s my thing, that’s my bumper sticker.” 00:33:51 - Negotiating with kids is hard. 00:40:54 - It’s like watching Mary Poppins - no one talks like that!** ** 00:48:52 - She is definitely going to punch someone soon. 00:51:10 - Sheep fight clubs!** ** 00:56:39 - Avatar mention! 01:03:46 - Love the chemistry between Adam and Jennifer. 01:05:34 - Standing with the dolphins would never sell as well, I think. 01:09:37 - Food in a swimming pool doesn’t seem like a good idea. Aren’t you supposed to avoid eating and swimming?** ** 01:11:59 - Ooh, it’s all starting to unravel now. 01:12:39 - Is Devlin wearing black because she’s meant to be the bad guy? 01:15:06 - Nowt wrong with liking 90s music. 01:20:03 - Saying what they love about each other. Can’t see where this is going.** **01:24:47 - Things I never thought I’d see. Heimlich manoeuvre on a sheep.** **01:33:23 - Oh, the lovey stuff. 01:38:13 - This film is full of mashups. There better be a soundtrack. 01:43:28 - How do people get flowers to stay in their hair? 01:49:01 - She met a tennis player! OMG!** **

Conclusions

Another really good film. Actually, just like Grown Ups, it had a pretty slow start - but once the lying began, they really hit their stride. There were plenty of laugh out loud moments, there were some bits where I wasn’t quite sure what they were talking about, but the relationship between Adam and Jennifer was so good, it didn’t matter.

Also, the music was excellent. Mashups ahoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__3McxusO7Y

Rating: 4/5

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