Adam Sandler. What does one think about when you hear that name? First thing that always pops in my head is Billy Madison. Maybe then Opera Man. But do you still think Movie Star when you hear the name of Adam Sandler? You should.
His movies have made over a BILLION dollars at the box office and its almost a sure thing when it comes to his style of movies. His latest, which we saw at the always awesome AMC 16 in Creve Coeur, Just Go With It is good. Really good. I can't help but wonder when people will start to look past the sophomoric, frat boy humor that he injects into his movies and see the depth that he does layer his films with. It's not all Happy Gilmore. Bedtime Stories, Click and 50 first dates have some of the most genuine heart tugging moments that are just as good as any other movie.
Just Go With It is about a guy whose whole scam to pick up women is to pretend he is in a bad marriage and plays the victim to get their sympathy. But he finally meets a girl who likes him for him but then mistakenly thinks he is married. SO he comes up with a plan to ask his assistant, Jennifer Aniston, to play along as his soon to be divorced wife. Then it escalates to where her children are involved and it just keeps going and going and going. In fact the two child actors that play the children steal almost every scene they are in. Great casting there. The movie is funny, lots of improv was involved and you can tell they were having fun making this movie. If you liked 50 First Dates then you will love this one.
Final Verdict: I think it will added to my Sandler Collection.
-Nicole Kidman plays a minor role and it was awesome to see her express her crazy zany side. And she was really funny.
-Sandler plays a plastic surgeon so look for many of his SNL alum who appear as his patients.