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Review: Just Go With It

Alert social services: this movie is an exercise in abuse
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 15, 2011
1.5 1.5 Stars

Has Jennifer Aniston's career gone so far off track that she needs to slum in this year's Dennis Dugan–directed Adam Sandler vehicle? Worse, consider that this lazy comedy is a remake of 1969's Cactus Flower - a fizzy concoction starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, and Goldie Hawn, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her efforts - and be prepared to pick your jaw up off the floor, as I did, when another Oscar winner, Nicole Kidman, shows up playing fourth fiddle to Aniston. Sandler's Danny is a plastic surgeon who pretends to be married as a way to bed witless women. He coaxes Katherine (Aniston), his assistant, into posing as his soon-to-be ex so he can continue fucking his latest conquest (Brooklyn Decker). This would be vile even by Sandler's standards - and then he enlists Katherine's young kids (Griffin Gluck and bright spot Bailee Madison) to take part in his charade. Alert Social Services!

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