Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What Happens in Vegas (2008) Film Review

Plot Summary - Romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher as Joy and Jack - - Joy, just dumped by her fiance, and Jack, just fired from his job by his boss/dad, meet each other on a trip to Vegas and after an evening of heavy drinking and partying, end up married. At breakfast they are already fighting and talking about an annulment, but Jack suddenly wins a slot machine jackpot of 3 million bucks. At divorce court the judge orders the two of them to "6 months hard marriage" and marriage counseling before they can divide up the dough. So - they have to move in together, pretend they're trying to make the marriage work - but she's a neat freak and he's, well - to put it bluntly, a pig - not to mention a sort of overgrown junior high kid in his maturity level. The two of them try to trick each other into failing at the marriage, and thus get the money for themselves.

Review - Well, this film didn't turn out to be as dumb as I was expecting - it's nothing great but it's pretty fast-paced and actually has a few laughs here and there. The plot is predictable - the old story of a couple who meet and hate each other, only to end up - well, you can probably make a guess what happens in the end. Forgettable - but okay while I was watching it. Rating - 6 to 7/10 stars

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