Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Need a great escapism? Just go with it

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.


  1. Does it come out at Cinema Nouveau theatres only?

  2. It will also be available at SterKinekor girly. I wanna go see it again. I'll go with you :)