I wonder what Dennis Dugan has to say about his newest picture starring Adam Sandler? After all, he directed Sandler in last years "Grown Ups," which was moronic and unfunny but made a ton of cash and Dennis returns as director for "Just Go With It" so Sandler can phone it in to make more cash because no else will direct him. I am pretty sure there is a reason for that and this garbage adds to the mountain that this duo throws out every year. Even worse, how did they get the talented Nicole Kidman in this picture and turn her into a self-centered ditzy moron?
It's about, Danny Maccabee (Adam Sandler) who gets an awakening on his wedding day and decided to call it off. Soon after discovering his wedding band tells a million different stories to make woman stupidly sleep with him, twenty-three years pass and he is a successful plastic surgeon who is still pulling the same tricks. The only person aware of his schemes is his assistant, Katherine (Jennifer Aniston). While at a party, Danny meets, Palmer (Brooklyn Decker) and manages to screw up the encounter. It's not long before Danny finds himself hiding his secret from her and Katherine is roped into a divorce scheme that has everyone heading to Hawaii.
One of Sandler's buddies, Nick Swardson shows up in this picture as Danny's Goofball cousin, Eddie who I actually thought was funny until he started talking with a horrible fake German accent. If there is any salvage from this picture it is this idiot but that is running on thin ice. I would say funny because Katherine has to put up with his charades because the Palmer chick is completely clueless as to who he really is. She is under the assumption that Eddie is married to Katherine whose fake name turns out to be Devlin. Nicole Kidman turns out to be the real Devlin Adams and everything gets complicated. Of course, it does. Typical Adam Sandler picture but would you know everything turns out good in the end. Of course, it does.
Sandler has become good at ripping off the public and this picture is no different than his last hand full of garbage from "Big Daddy" to "Waterboy" to "Zohan." Here he is the usual self- centered jerk off who slowly realizes he is a jerk off halfway through the movie and someone special turns him around and he changes his ways. Whatever. This picture is apparently based on a French movie from 1969 and how much of that is actually this movie remains to be seen but I am pretty sure that fart jokes, usual Sandler humor, and complete stupidity where not present in Cactus Flower. The only thing that might save this mangy romcom is Jennifer Aniston but she has appeared in better. If anything I liked her sweet-natured character.
Here is a stupid scenario in the film that Sandler thought was funny but was not. It's his usual goofy quick-wit jokes and answers that makes him look unintelligent and dumb. One of his patients had bad plastic surgery and has one eyebrow much higher than the other and Sandler proceeds to laugh and make jokes out of the situation. He pulls down on the eyebrow, let's go and says, "And it shoots right back up there." She raises her eyebrow and he laughs and says "You should watch that, it's going to get caught in your hair." is this supposed to be funny? Eddie shows up and says "Brows gone wild." I had to take notes to remember this stupidity and finally, the woman shrugs off Eddie and he mentions a penial implant that he is obsessed with only to be laughed off.
Did I laugh once? Not really. I chuckled at a few parts where the Eddie character is sleeping in a bathtub because he is supposed to be the idiot of the group and a scene where he is chased by a wild boar hog and starts squealing in his fake German accent when caught but even that wasn't enough to hold the laughs throughout because I knew something stupid was coming shortly after and I was right. Sandler's character getting hit in the dingleberries. What a surprise. Nicole Kidman is a complete self-centered tool and she is useless. Her husband is played by the great Dave Matthews. He is forgettable like everyone else. The little tykes that play Katherine's kids are salvageable, Bailee Madison plays a sweet kid named Maggie who loves theater, does British accents and gets a stupid fake name, Kiki-Dee. Sandler is a jerk to her and her brother, Michael is played by Griffin Gluck. He has a problem with the bathroom because s**t jokes just need to be here and he looks like he is scared the whole picture. He must have seen Dennis Dugan?
Sandler needs to stop milking the public with these stupid comedies he keeps producing. It's bad enough that he receives worse actor over and over again but yet seems content with continuously making the same unfunny garbage. That is the easiest indicator that he is doing this for the money and has no remorse for ripping off audience members. It just makes me nervous to see what comes next. He has had a few good pictures in recent years such as the remake of "The Longest Yard," "50 First Dates" and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry." I can tell you why these pictures worked. It's because Sandler was not surrounded by his usual crew of unfunny idiots and he actually tried to put on a good show. However, If Sandler is going to keep up this charade, he needs to find a new job because it's sad and Dennis Dugan should never be allowed to make another movie.