A very funny script and a cast with great chemistry in hilarious situations the film Just Go With It gets 2011 off to a good start. What drives the ordinary plot to a successful piece of comedic entertainment are the trio of leads and three wonderful support characters. Just Go With It provides great entertainment for a date or girls/guys night out.
The chemistry between the trio of Sandler, Decker and Aniston is unbelievably magical making the clichéd plot work. Throwing Katherine’s kids Michael and Maggie played by Griffin Gluck and Bailee Madison into the mix takes the comedy to another level when the sly children get the trio to Hawaii. Here the situations begin to get a little crazy, but never get too over-the-top.
Director Dennis Dugan (The Benchwarmers, Big Daddy, Problem Child) has enough comedy credits to fill a video library and here he shows his stuff in a big way. Although I did not agree with his choice of Nicole Kidman or the filler scene at the hula show, the rest of his little ditty does work well. Ably bringing out the charm between the three co-stars and making the transitions between locations work, Dugan provides a very nice show for anyone mature enough to understand the comedy.
Just Go With It is rated PG-13 for frequent crude and sexual content, partial nudity, brief drug references and language. It has the kind of content that’s a proven winner for most modern comedies these days.