A prominent plastic surgeon meets the woman of his dreams only to find their future thrown into jeopardy when his playboy past comes back to haunt him. Danny (Adam Sandler) has a unique approach to picking up women -- in order to break the ice and gain their sympathy, he pretends to be stuck in an unhappy marriage. The instant he brandishes his wedding ring, the deal is all but cinched. But when Danny finally meets a woman (Brooklyn Decker) that he really would want to marry, he abandons his usual approach for something a bit more subtle. Incredibly, it works. But when she discovers the wedding band that he used to use as a pick-up prop, Danny attempts to cover his tracks by falling back on his tried-and-true divorce line. Unfortunately for Danny, the plan backfires when his new girlfriend asks to meet his future ex. Desperate, Danny recruits his office manager, Katherine (Jennifer Aniston), to validate his ruse by posing as his current wife. Before long, the lies are snowballing, and by the time Katherine's kids get involved and everyone comes together for a trip to Hawaii, it's not a matter of if Danny's plan will fall through, but when.
Los Angeles Times
"[T]he movie is a good fit for Aniston....All of those girl-next-door, punch-you-in-the-arm-if-she-likes-you qualities make a good comic match for Sandler..." 02/11/2011
"[A] surprisingly breezy and enjoyable comedy....Sandler and co-star Jennifer Aniston seem free to clown, and their chemistry seems as genuine as any A-list mingling in years..." 02/11/2011
New York Times
"[Nicole Kidman] pops up, once the action has moved to Hawaii, to serve as a foil for Ms. Aniston and to remind viewers of her own comic talents. She seems to behaving a pretty good time, as do most of the other performers..." 02/10/2011
It had been one of the minor inducements to longevity, this crazy hope of one day actually seeing Jennifer Aniston in a good movie. That day arrives with "Just Go With It," a very funny romantic comedy that nicely combines Adam Sandler's acerbic sweetness with Aniston's down-to-earth warmth - and that finds an excuse for Aniston to both play an average person and yet dress like a movie star...The screenplay has a setup that borders on farce, but the romantic heart of it is strong and expresses something unusual. It's a movie about the romance of familiarity, about the satisfaction and spiritual necessity of actually knowing someone and being known...Sandler has come into his own in middle age - he has gone from comic to straight man, and reacting to other people's antics and idiocies suits him. Aniston remains a remarkably natural actress: Watching her in the early scenes, in the office with Sandler, you'd almost think there wasn't a script. Her technique is seamless; her focus on the other actor, complete...Hawaii - can't distract from the movie's main spectacle, which concerns one enviable guy's having to choose between two beautiful woman. If you're a man, part of the experience of "Just Go With It" will inevitably consist of making that choice for him, in your own head. Female viewers will only have Sandler, which, under the circumstances, seems less than fair.
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Spanish
Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine
[Aniston] does her best work in years...
Scott Bowles, USA Today
...a surprisingly breezy and enjoyable comedy...
Jackie K. Cooper, jackiekcooper
Sandler and Aniston play off each other with warmth and charm, while Nicole Kidman almost steals the show as Aniston's frenemy.