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Weekend Box Office Feb.11-13th

Not a real strong weekend for good movies but the money spending audiences helped the box office survive last weeks horrible numbers. Adam Sandler’s horrible new flick Just Go With It looks like it has won the weekend but only by a couple of bucks(Thousands). The Canadian super star Justin Bieber’s 3D concert film landed in a very close second. I’m glad this movie didn’t make like 100 million dollars on the first weekend. I just don’t get his appeal, can’t really sing, doesn’t act, he just has funny hair. I don’t get it. The film The Eagle managed some decent numbers too going up against a Sandler comedy and Bieber, landing in fourth place. Gnomeo $ Juliet(WHAT?!?!) landed in third with about $25 million which makes it the biggest opening for an animated film in February(WHAT?!?!?). The rest is pretty basic, I think it’s cool that The King’s Speech and True Grit are sticking around in the top ten. Last week’s number one film The Roommate dropped like a rock to fifth which was expected.

1. Just Go With It  $31 million

2. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never $30.4 million

3. Gnomeo & Juliet $25.5 million

4. The Eagle $8.7 million

5. The Roommate $8.4 million

6. The King’s Speech $7.4 million

7. No Strings Attached $5.6 million

8. Sanctum $5.1 million

9. True Grit $3.8 million

10. The Mechanic $2.9 million

Movie review: Just Go With It

The title JUST GO WITH IT is interesting since the movie is basically saying this to you as it steals your cash. As if it knows it’s screen play doesn’t exist and the actors are only going to half try. Anyway I’ll start with how confused I am by Adam Sandler and his movie choices. He will be in a hilarious and almost brilliant film like The Wedding Singer, Anger Management and Happy Gilmore. Then he can be serious and down right subtle in Punch Drunk Love and Funny People. In between these films though he will star in horrible unfunny pieces of trash. Sadly Just Go With It is in the second category. Sandler plays Danny a middle aged plastic surgeon who after having a horrible wedding day twenty years back, uses that wedding ring he got to nail chicks in bars. Then one day meeting a girl ¬†named Palmer played by Brooklyn Decker he actually decides not to do his usually schtick. Problem is she finds the ring anyway, so instead of telling the truth he makes up a fake family. He uses his assistant Katherine, played by Jennifer Anistion to play his ex-wife and uses her kids to fake that they are his kids. They do all of this just so he can get laid by Brooklyn Decker…. Right.

The problems with this movie are almost over whelming so I will just target a couple of them. First the movie is just not funny. The film uses over the top gags to try and create laughs. The only reason Danny is a plastic surgeon is so they could have a woman come in with a high eye brow, another woman with a flat implant… All these jokes are not connected to the story just goofy side bits. Also a side character humps a sheep back to life… Yes… I won’t even explain why this happens. Most of the actual jokes fall flat and then the rest is Sandler doing his usual gags which just don’t work here. Another issue I had with the film is that sixty percent of the film is set in Hawaii. I hate when “comedies” just set films in these beautiful locations only because you know the cast just wanted to hang out there while filming. The only time this has ever worked was the amazing Forgetting Sarah Marshal. Actually now bringing this film up, all this movie does is try to rip that film off. The style and way the film is edited is very much like Marshal, but instead of laughing you just stare at the screening asking yourself why you’re there.

Now to defend this movie is that the actors involve try to make it work. Aniston is the best, she is very charming and funny that you try and love her but the script just fails her and us the audience over and over. Brooklyn Decker’s first time on screen isn’t bad, she works here, sadly though she was made into “eye candy” too easily. Her character is too paper thin and the film just gives up and struts here around in a bikini as if waving the white flag the director said “I give up just show her half naked a lot”. Nick Swardson, who is generally funny but was given a horrible character who forces himself into a Hawaii trip for really no reason. It’s as if the movie even just shrugged it’s shoulder and said “Just go with it…. Who cares?”. Well I don’t care. These comedies that half try are the worst. I’m sure this movie will make buckets of cash which is fine but it really doesn’t deserve it. The best part is the ironic title. Avoid this film at all costs and if you must see it, wait for DVD so you can stop it whenever you like or fast forward through some of the cringe worthy “comedy” bits.

Rating: 1.5/10