Just hearing the opening musical score by Rupert Gregson-Williams you already feel you’ve seen this movie before. That sensation comes from hearing, not seeing any of the film yet. This really shouldn’t come as a surprise since Rupert has scored many of Adam Sandler’s movies before, including his most recent one, “Grown Ups”. He’s back again, along with Sandler’s staple director Dennis Dugan for Sandler’s new romantic comedy “Just Go with It”.
Comedies such as this are better when they are short and sweet. This movie is two hours which is too long and the sporadic laughs in the movie cannot justify the price of a movie ticket these days, especially here in Florida. The movie centers on Danny (Sandler), a plastic surgeon who wears a wedding ring to help him sleep with women. When he meets Palmer (Brooklyn Decker) it works against him because she doesn’t like the fact that he is “married”. He lies to her and tells her he is about to get a divorce; but, she says she wants to meet his ex-wife to be. He asks his assistant, Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to be his pretend wife and that her two children are his pretend children in order to help make his lie stick. This, of course, leads to more lies on top of other lies and eventually a trip to Hawaii.