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84






Studio and Year: Columbia Pictures - 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Feature running time: 116 minutes
Genre: Romance/Comedy

Disc Format: BD-50
Encoding: AVC (MPEG-4)
Video Aspect: 1.85:1
Resolution: 1080p/24


Audio Format(s): English/French DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio, Spanish/English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish
Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker, Nick Swardson, Bailee Madison, Dave Matthews, Kevin Nealon
Directed by: Dennis Dugan
Music by: Rupert Gregson-Williams
Written by: Allan Loeb and Timothy Dowling
Region Code: A,B,C

Blu-ray Disc release Date: June 7, 2011







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Film Synopsis:

Danny Maccabee (Adam Sandler) meets the girl of his dreams (Brooklyn Decker) but has to enlist his loyal assistant Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to pretend to be his soon-to-be ex-wife in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, Katherine's kids become involved, and everyone heads off to Hawaii for a ridiculous, out-of-control weekend that tests the limits of how far we'll go for love.



My Take:

Jennifer Aniston has become readily identified with the romantic comedy genre and seeing her presence in a film seems to elicit the same typical Jennifer Aniston movie reaction. Add Adam Sandler to the mix and the eye rolling continues. I think that he has lost whatever edge he had when it came to comedies and romantic comedies are even further removed. She still has appeal and needs to find a project/film that will help resurrect her flat lined career. This film unfortunately isn't it. If you have seen the trailer watching the film offers no real surprises (other than perhaps the presence of Nicole Kidman). The inane and predicable storyline gets worse as the movie goes on. It finally descends into a feeble and clichéd ending that can't help but seem awkward in the hands of Sandler who offers little as a romantic lead. I will admit that that are a few bright spots that are worthy of note. Aniston and Sandler do work well together and their off screen friendship positively translates to their onscreen chemistry. Aniston is just plain fun to watch as an actor and her sex appeal makes it easy. Her bikini scene at the water fall and later the belly dancing duet with Nicole Kidman make for worthwhile bookmarks. Nicole Kidman has great comedic timing and looks like she had some fun in the process. Lastly, young Brailee Madison is the film's top scene stealer and makes the most out of each opportunity to do so. Nick Swardson is just plain annoying and has way too much screen time. Newcomer and international supermodel Brooklyn Decker is nice to look at but contributes little otherwise. At 116 minutes this movie runs nearly a half an hour too long. Just go with it is an ineffectual romantic comedy that goes for cheap laughs via a conventional and nonsensical plot that never gets off of the ground. Less discerning genre fans might be taken in by its fleeting moments of cuteness and surface level humor but it left me empty by the time the credits rolled.




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The rating is for frequent crude and sexual content, partial nudity, brief drug references and language.






AUDIO/VIDEO - By The Numbers:
REFERENCE = 92-100 / EXCELLENT = 83-91 / GOOD = 74-82 / AVERAGE = 65-73 / BELOW AVERAGE = under 65

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Audio: 80



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Video: 88


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Just go with it comes to Blu-ray Disc from Sony featuring 1080p AVC encoded video that has an average bitrate of 23 Mbps and lossless DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound that has an average bitrate of 2.5 Mbps.

This is a high quality video presentation that seems a perfect match for the source material. Colors are oversaturated with eye pleasing vibrant quality and alluring, image penetrating depth. Images are resolute, with stable sharpness, crisp detail and appreciable subtle delineation. Certain scenes looked better resolved than others although I suspect this is related to the photography and not the encoding. Contrast was dynamic without being overpowering and blacks were respectable in depth with discernible detail in low lighting and shadows. I didn't see any signs of video related artifacts and thought that in general video quality was excellent. This soundtrack comes with three lossless audio language options and competently delivered the elements present in this recording. Dialogue is well intonated with crystal clarity and good room penetration. The lossless audio presentation delivers an open soundstage across the front with definitive channel separation and good dynamic range. Surround use is limited to spatial cues and venue simulating surround effects. This is noticeable during the restaurant and beach sequences which create a fairly enveloping rear sound field. There isn't any sub bass frequencies contained in the mix however the subwoofer is used to provide low bass emphasis that extends the low range content associated with the soundtrack and the results are quite good.



Bonus Features:


  • Commentary with Adam Sandler, Nick Swardson and the filmmakers

  • Commentary with director Dennis Dugan

  • (HD) Laughter is contagious - 4 minute outtake reel

  • (HD) 16 deleted scenes

  • (HD) Adon: Living plastic - 2 minute feature with Kevin Nealon going on location while in make-up

  • (HD) Along came a prop guy - a series of gags involving the crew

  • (HD) Deckers got gas - An attempted practical joke gone bad

  • (HD) Dolph: Not the one from Rocky IV - 6 minute gag reel with Nick Swardon

  • (HD) Kevin Nealon: The plastic man - 5 minute make-up featurette

  • (HD) Whats a Dugan? - 5 minutes featuring the cast/crews perspective on director Dennis Dugan

  • (HD) Look who else is in the movie - 2 minute feature

  • (HD) Sneaky Kiki & Bart the water fart - 1 minute feature

  • (HD) The perfect couple Adam & Jen - 5 minute featurette

  • (HD) The not so perfect couple - 4 minute featurette

  • (HD) Deckers first role - 4 minute featurette

  • (HD) Shooting Hawaii - 5 minute featurette

  • (HD) Grand Wailea Promo - 7 minutes on the resort featured in the film

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Final Thoughts:

Typical of the fast food style romcoms being released of late Just go with it is an ineffectual romantic comedy that goes for cheap laughs via a conventional and nonsensical plot that never gets off of the ground. Its few entertaining moments are fleeting and its 116 runtime only further enhances its weaknesses. It makes it debut on Blu-ray Disc from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment featuring excellent high definition audio/video quality and a rather bland supplemental offering that is more fluff than substance. If you're curious you can give this a rent but I would recommend that you wait for it to come to cable TV.









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Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston need new "people" helping them make career decisions. I'm a huge fan of the Billy Madison, Waterboy, Happy Gilmour, Wedding Singer, Mr Deeds, 50 First Dates days....and I loved his more serious roles in Punch Drunk Love and Spanglish. But come ON Adam...what is with this crap you've been doing lately?

I would say the same is true of Ms Aniston, but then again has she ever made a good movie? lol
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Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston need new "people" helping them make career decisions. I'm a huge fan of the Billy Madison, Waterboy, Happy Gilmour, Wedding Singer, Mr Deeds, 50 First Dates days....and I loved his more serious roles in Punch Drunk Love and Spanglish. But come ON Adam...what is with this crap you've been doing lately?

I would say the same is true of Ms Aniston, but then again has she ever made a good movie? lol

She was ok in The Leprechaun.

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She was ok in The Leprechaun.

LOL! I must have missed that one
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Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston need new "people" helping them make career decisions. I'm a huge fan of the Billy Madison, Waterboy, Happy Gilmour, Wedding Singer, Mr Deeds, 50 First Dates days....and I loved his more serious roles in Punch Drunk Love and Spanglish. But come ON Adam...what is with this crap you've been doing lately?

I would say the same is true of Ms Aniston, but then again has she ever made a good movie? lol

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When DirecTV brought out that sooner-than-DVD VOD and this was their first effort, for a $39 price tag I LAUGHED out loud and thought: "Are you kidding me?! You couldn't find a better movie to start with?"

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Thanks for the review Ralph I was about to blind buy this but I think ill rent it first.

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Good call...forgot about that one.
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Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston need new "people" helping them make career decisions. I'm a huge fan of the Billy Madison, Waterboy, Happy Gilmour, Wedding Singer, Mr Deeds, 50 First Dates days....and I loved his more serious roles in Punch Drunk Love and Spanglish. But come ON Adam...what is with this crap you've been doing lately?

I would say the same is true of Ms Aniston, but then again has she ever made a good movie? lol

I liked Marley and The Switch...
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I liked Marley and The Switch...

The switch held my interest...I haven't seen Marley...I don't watch movies about dogs anymore...they seem to really stay with me a long time and I hate that feeling, you know?
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The only saving grace for this movie was the T&A period.

That is all.

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I've talked to several people about this film, and the consensus was everyone thought it was bad. With that said, I actually liked it. I thought it was one of Sandler's better films from late. It wasn't as good as his earlier films, but much better than the past few he's done.

I will agree with Ralph on two points, Anniston and Sandler had good chemistry (like Barrymore and Sandler), and most importantly, Brailee Madison stole every scene she was in.

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I've talked to several people about this film, and the consensus was everyone thought it was bad. With that said, I actually liked it. I thought it was one of Sandler's better films from late. It wasn't as good as his earlier films, but much better than the past few he's done.

I will agree with Ralph on two points, Anniston and Sandler had good chemistry (like Barrymore and Sandler), and most importantly, Brailee Madison stole every scene she was in.


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The only saving grace for this movie was the T&A period.

That is all.

LOL!!

Actually as being 1 who was going to watch this, but changed my mind after reading the review here, could you or someone else please go into a bit more detail on what exactly it is that you are referring to in this movie? Does it involve Jen or that SI chick, or someone else?

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Good call...forgot about that one.

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Very true...that was a good flick
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Actually as being 1 who was going to watch this, but changed my mind after reading the review here, could you or someone else please go into a bit more detail on what exactly it is that you are referring to in this movie? Does it involve Jen or that SI chick, or someone else?

It involves both Jen and the SI chic.
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My wife and I just watched this movie. This was by far the best movie we have watched in a long time. We laughed all the way through. Really, isn't that what a romantic comedy is supposed to make you do. Don't over analyze, just enjoy
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It involves both Jen and the SI chic.

Ooooooo Laaaa Laaaaaa! On 2nd thought I will get this. Ralph and Lee always leave out these important details in their reviews!

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This was by far the best movie we have watched in a long time. We laughed all the way through.


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IMO most romantic comedies are stale re-runs of unrealistic scenarios about couples that no one really knows. Cliche' endings like leaving your car running in an street intersection, while sprinting full speed on foot to catch a woman before she gets on a plane is pretty annoying! Just call her by cell phone to let her know you can't live without her like a normal person...

I like Adam Sandler and I have seen all of his movies, and even though I laughed a few times during this film...it still stunk overall! This film is a rental at best, and only if you are a true Sandler fan.
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IMO most romantic comedies are stale re-runs of unrealistic scenarios about couples that no one really knows. Cliche' endings like leaving your car running in an street intersection, while sprinting full speed on foot to catch a woman before she gets on a plane is pretty annoying! Just call her by cell phone to let her know you can't live without her like a normal person...

I like Adam Sandler and I have seen all of his movies, and even though I laughed a few times during this film...it still stunk overall! This film is a rental at best, and only if you are a true Sandler fan.

This has nothing to do with what you said, but your comment about doing things like a "normal person" remidned me of it...

Last night I was watching a film on Netflix streaming that had Stone Cold Steve Austin in it. Near the beginning of the film, there is a scene where some criminals open up a satchel that they think has money from a bank robbery in it, but ends up containing a cell phone triggered bomb. They were all standing in a large warehouse, and instead of running like HELL to get away, they all stood there like they had to figure out how to disarm it lol. Actually, I think one guy did initially run, but he came back. It was one of the DUMBEST things I've ever seen on film, and it's sort of like how you pointed out people do ridiculous things for the sake of the movie....I just couldn't believe they were all standing there lol
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My wife and I just watched this movie. This was by far the best movie we have watched in a long time. We laughed all the way through. Really, isn't that what a romantic comedy is supposed to make you do. Don't over analyze, just enjoy

Good to hear I've borrowed this off a colleague at work so I'm going give it a go tonight.

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The switch held my interest...I haven't seen Marley...I don't watch movies about dogs anymore...they seem to really stay with me a long time and I hate that feeling, you know?

Marley and Me is not your usual slapstick dog movie. the movie is more about family, marriage, and life in general than just the antics of the dog. It is actually a genuine movie about life and the dog happens to be an integral part of the family. So if dog movies get to you, this one may haunt you even more.

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Marley and Me is not your usual slapstick dog movie. the movie is more about family, marriage, and life in general than just the antics of the dog. It is actually a genuine movie about life and the dog happens to be an integral part of the family. So if dog movies get to you, this one may haunt you even more.

I think you're probably right. What you described is the very last type of movie I want to watch. lol
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Just finished watching this film it was fantastic. We loved it there moments were I couldn't stop laughing. I'm definitely going to buy it.

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Just finished watching this film it was fantastic. We loved it there moments were I couldn't stop laughing. I'm definitely going to buy it.

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Just finished watching this film it was fantastic. We loved it there moments were I couldn't stop laughing. I'm definitely going to buy it.

No kidding? I thought the other guy who said that was just kidding...maybe I'll have to give this one a shot then...I love movies that can make me laugh
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This has nothing to do with what you said, but your comment about doing things like a "normal person" remidned me of it...

Last night I was watching a film on Netflix streaming that had Stone Cold Steve Austin in it. Near the beginning of the film, there is a scene where some criminals open up a satchel that they think has money from a bank robbery in it, but ends up containing a cell phone triggered bomb. They were all standing in a large warehouse, and instead of running like HELL to get away, they all stood there like they had to figure out how to disarm it lol. Actually, I think one guy did initially run, but he came back. It was one of the DUMBEST things I've ever seen on film, and it's sort of like how you pointed out people do ridiculous things for the sake of the movie....I just couldn't believe they were all standing there lol

Summa, your breakdown of that Steve Austin scene was pretty hilarious actually!

Even though I'm quickly annoyed by unrealistic stupidity in any film, I am less forgiving when it comes to romantic comedies for some reason. I give action films a pass all of the time for stupidity, especially if the action is eye candy! That's because I consider all action films unrealistic, with fake characters in over-the-top or futuristic scenarios that should never happen in my reality. I know that Harrison Ford can't swing from a flimsy tree vine in the jungle and land safely on a moving vehicle, but Indiana Jones can!

However, romantic comedies are normally set in the present day generally about two people (sometimes 3) trying to find love of some sort. Yes, some people act very stupid when in love or chasing love, but that doesn't mean I want to see those shenanigans in a movie.
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Summa, your breakdown of that Steve Austin scene was pretty hilarious actually!

Even though I'm quickly annoyed by unrealistic stupidity in any film, I am less forgiving when it comes to romantic comedies for some reason. I give action films a pass all of the time for stupidity, especially if the action is eye candy! That's because I consider all action films unrealistic, with fake characters in over-the-top or futuristic scenarios that should never happen in my reality. I know that Harrison Ford can't swing from a flimsy tree vine in the jungle and land safely on a moving vehicle, but Indiana Jones can!

However, romantic comedies are normally set in the present day generally about two people (sometimes 3) trying to find love of some sort. Yes, some people act very stupid when in love or chasing love, but that doesn't mean I want to see those shenanigans in a movie.

LOL, too funny...I totally agree with you
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