“Just Go With It”

"Just Go With It" not that great, critics say

WRITTEN BY: Editorial Staff
Jennifer Aniston
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Jennifer Aniston

"Just Go With It" is a new film out today with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler.

According to the IMDB synopsis, the film follows Danny (Adam Sandler), who "must engage Katherine (Jennifer Aniston), his faithful assistant, to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife. Danny must pretend that he is married, because he lied to his dream girl, Palmer (Brooklyn Decker), the most gorgeous woman in the world. To keep the woman he loves, covering up one lie soon turns into many lies."

What's the consensus among critics and users on this new flick? Here's our "Just Go With It" review summary:

According to MTV, the film is confused and misdirected, claiming that Aniston's character is ridiculously unbelievable because what woman would pretend to be married to her boss or pretend to go through divorce? But hey, the film's premise is to "just go with it" after all.

The Washington Post essentially calls the movie predictable and not funny, and claims that the movie's sole purpose is to provide a humongous salary for Adam Sandler.

That's the critics' opinion, but what do viewers think about "Just Go With It"? As of now, the Tomatometer is at a dismal 21 percent.

Our Take:

First, I'll openly admit that I have not seen "Just Go With It." But I can usually tell these types of movies and avoid them in the theaters. I am not a huge fan of Adam Sandler, although I liked him in the "Wedding Singer." I don't like actors who play exactly the same role in every movie they do. That spells a giant lack of talent, or a giant waste of talent. In Jennifer Aniston's case, it's more the latter in my opinion. If you've seen her in "Friends," as well as in movies such as "The Good Girl," you'd know she is actually quite talented and has the capability to do both comedic and serious roles, more importantly different roles. So I don't understand why she insists on doing these silly comedies time and time again, where she plays exactly the same character every time. Is it just for the money? She's already plenty rich. It's not even funny anymore, it's just sad.

If you're still thinking of watching it though, here's the trailer:

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