I’m not a greatest fan of comedy (except when it is stand-up comedy, gimme that any day). I’m the serious and analytical type. I love mystery and suspense. I’m a sucker for an intelligently woven story line. But, times are rough and tough and we all need a good laugh from time to time. Just go with it gives just that – a really good laugh.
If the cast is anything to go by, the movie stars the funny Adam Sandler and the American sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston and, of course, Nicole Kidman – who adds the much needed thrill to the whole mixture. You must be a fan of Adam to understand his humour.
On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon (Sandler) convinces his loyal assistant (Aniston) to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend (Brooklyn Decker). And, this is putting it mildly. It is much more dramatic than that. The trip to Hawaii actually came as a result of blackmail. I won’t give away too much.
Just go with it starts in an almost not-so-great way, the pace and the events pick up as it just goes. I love and respect the fact that the funny story unfolds in unexpected ways. They keep throwing a bomb after a bomb and before you know it, there is an explosion. This is one good movie where I actually saw the beginning, the middle, the build-up, the climax and the end. A happy ending. Very well done.
I’ve never laughed so much from just one movie. For it’s genre, I give Just go with it a four out of five. It comes out on 18 March in Cinema Nouveau.