The season of love is upon us and the movie industry has lined up a series of lovey dovey funny films to get you all in the mood, after all what's the most common thing Singaporeans do on Valentines Day?………Watch a movie!
We were invited to a preview of the first of the romantic films, Just Go With It.
In Just Go With It, Danny (Adam Sandler) is a successful plastic surgeon who pretends to be unhappily married to get women., kinda like his sob story so women pity him. When he finally meets a girl (Brooklyn Decker) he believes to be the woman of his dreams, he doesn't use his method on her, but she soon accidentally finds the wedding band he uses.
Afraid of telling her the truth, he tells her he's getting a divorce, to which she requests to meet his soon-to-be ex. He asks his office manager Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to pose as his wife in order to prove his story, but one lie turns into another that brings Katherine's children into his scheme, resulting in a trip to Hawaii that will change all their lives.
This film was originally titled Pretend Wife. Allan Loeb and Timothy Dowling wrote the script and Dennis Dugan, who has collaborated with Sandler on most of his films such as Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, You Don't Mess with the Zohan and Grown Ups served as director.
I'll be honest, it's your typical Adam Sandler movie where it's about a 'against all odds' guy who gets the girl with a big moral lesson at the end but that's the thing that's so likeable about Adam Sandler movies. The characters in this film come good and some of their interests are brought up in a bid to get you to understand their era or where they are coming from.
That was something I really liked because I'm in the age group that's in between Sandler and Decker's characters, so it was funny seeing both sides of the coin.
Apart from the eye candy provided by Swimsuit Illustrated model, Brooklyn Decker, you find yourself somehow relating to Sandler's character in the end. Sure you're on the hunt for love and you'll do anything to get the girl, at the same time you are not prepared to get hurt and let's face it, being scared of getting hurt has always been your problem hasn't it? Trust Adam Sandler to touch on that a bit and open up to this movie the way you ought to open up to love.
Rating 3.5 stars out of 5
It's a very enjoyable film with lots of laughs and Jennifer Aniston's "children" in the movie totally stole the show. Also watch out for a special cameo appearance by someone you'd never expect in the role.
And yes, just like all of Sandler's films, there is a lesson to be learnt.
Just Go With It opens in cinemas Feb 10
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