Featuring an excellent cast that includes Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, and a cameo from Nicole Kidman, Just Go With It isn’t necessarily one of Adam Sandler’s best (or worst) films. This romantic comedy follows plastic surgeon Danny (Sandler) who pretends to be married in order to get on with women. Whether he gives the impression of a bad marriage or some other aspect, he garners sympathy points from these suitors, leading to a series of one-night stands. It’s the perfect plan, until – of course – he meets the girl of his dreams, Palmer (Brooklyn Decker). She finds his wedding ring and is horrified to discover that he is married. This is where the real fun and games begin as Danny has to pretend he’s getting divorced so he can be with Palmer. He enlists the help of his assistant Devlin (Aniston), who pretends to be his soon-to-be ex-wife Katherine… and who also happens to be a single mother of two, so Danny ties her up in his net from lies too.
Although the film was a box office success, it was not critical, as evidenced by its low Rotten Tomatoes rating. Critic Roe McDermott writes for Hot Press: “The film is indeed predictable and youthful and doesn’t so much cliché as it does unabashed diving.” As Danny digs deeper into a hole of lies, the events become more unbelievable and over the top , to the point where it’s hard to just get in and stick with this movie. Since this is a rom-com, love conquers everything in one form or another, no matter how ridiculous the story may be. Still, an all-star cast makes this movie intriguing, regardless of whether you make it to the end or not.