Just Go With It hits cinemas this coming Friday, and I’ve just come across a few reviews that I thought I’d share. Don’t hesitate to post a comment or email me if you come across any others.
A TV Spot for the film was aired during last night’s US Superbowl event, and you can watch that video further down this post too.
There is a premiere being held for the film in New York tomorrow, no word on whether Nic will make the trip yet though.
Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman is given licence to go completely OTT as Katherine’s smarmy college pal Devlin. She happens to be staying at the same resort with her high-flying husband (Dave Matthews), tempting Katherine to spin her own yarn of wedded bliss. With so many lies to keep track of, the comedic possibilities should be endless, but instead there are more pratfalls and pooh jokes. A Hawaiian dance-off between Kidman and Aniston should break the monotony, but instead becomes a showcase for more bodily dysfunction. By this stage, director Dennis Dugan has lost the rhythm as well, dragging the story out with unremarkable twists. You may root for Sandler and Aniston to just ‘go with it’, but only so you can be done with it.
The surprising casting choice is Nicole Kidman, however, rediscovering her touch for comedy. At first, her character lends little to the film, but come a terrific set piece near the end of the movie, it had me wishing she’d find a darker comedy role, akin to her magnificent turn in Gus Van Sant’s To Die For, all those years ago.