Just Go With It Aptly Titled
It's a forgettable movie, but Aniston, Sandler make it entertaining
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 11, 2011 12:47 PM CST

(Newser) – Critics think Just Go With It isn’t too memorable—a 23% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, though fans are much kinder at 79%—but they say stars Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler turn in solid performances:

  • To AO Scott, it will forever be just “‘that one with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in Hawaii,’” he writes in the New York Times. “Which pretty much sums up both the appeal and the limitations of this passive-aggressive, naughty but nice, sometimes obnoxious and occasionally quite funny late-winter romantic comedy."

  • Aniston basically plays her Friends character, writes Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times. “If you're a Sandler film buff, the comedy is classic Sandler and will probably satisfy. Still, the best thing about the movie remains Aniston—she is reason enough to just go with it.”
  • In the New York Daily News, Elizabeth Weitzman is a little harsher: the stars “do work well together, in the sense that both are charismatic pros who know how to sell a project. But frankly, it's depressing to watch two likable talents pushing such a blatantly empty experience.”

 

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