Premiering this weekend on Starz was this year’s “Just Go With It,” starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston and Brooklyn Decker.
“Just Go With It” is the story of a plastic surgeon (Sandler) who wears a wedding ring to pick up girls, even though he’s not married. When he finally meets the woman of his dreams (Decker), she finds the ring he uses, even though he hadn’t used it to pick her up. She mistakenly believes he’s a married man who was cheating on his wife with her. In order to convince her he’s not, he tells her he’s divorced. One lie leads to another and before you know it, he’s backed into saying he has children.
It’s the latest in a long line of reasons why someone needs to stop Adam Sandler from making movies.
Just to give you a few examples of what we’re dealing with, the movie contains jokes centered around or containing: people with gargantuan noses, an eyebrow badly misplaced from botched plastic surgery, a penis enlargement, a sex doll, breast implants, and a man who had had so much plastic surgery that he can’t move his face.
That’s all within the first ten minutes.
Later, we get to see Dave Matthews pick up a coconut with his ass cheeks, Nick Swardson gives an unconscious sheep mouth to mouth, and later, gets his hand crapped on by the little boy.
Basically the core “gag” of the movie – “gag” meaning the joke they’re trying to make, as opposed to the retch you’ll have to fight back while you watch it – is that Sandler and his gang of play along cohorts are in a constant state of lying around Decker. They’ll lie about something, which will bring her to a question, or her calling them out on something they’ve just said, and as a result, they have to lie again. Fun with fabrication! Or not. It’s honestly difficult to watch. A couple of members of Team Compounding Lie adopt horrible fake accents, and they keep them up an annoyingly long time.
What’s the opposite of a spoiler alert? How about an obvious alarm? “Obvious alarm” for “Just Go For It”, the movie is really an excuse for the worn out concept of someone falling for their best friend as they assist them in winning the hand of another. I looked on IMDb, and 765 movies about that were made just in the last five years. Fogs’ Movie Reviews: Accuracy you can count on.
Sandler is extremely unfunny throughout. There were times – infrequent times, for sure – when I thought that the material immediately at hand wasn’t totally terrible, it was just that Sandler was a complete cardboard standee. Brooklyn Decker is gorgeous and actually represents herself well. Her hotness is literally the only thing this movie has to offer.
But that’s certainly not enough reason to watch this piece of dreck.
Adam Sandler? Please, “Just Go Away”.