Parents' Guide to

Just Go With It

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Some laughs, but often-crass Sandler romcom disappoints.

Movie PG-13 2011 116 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 33 parent reviews

age 16+

Adam Sandler is always hilarious!

Well, this was rated PG-13, but I think the people that rate movies, really need to take into consideration that so many parents are pansies and are raising their kids to be the same. Instead of taking a movie and making it an educational moment on what to do and not do, people just complain at how vulgar and inappropriate it is for children. Well, then don't take your kids to watch anything PG-13 and up! So glad my kids will be intelligent and wise beyond their years. All in all, this is a great and funny movie!
age 9+

I really love this movie. I never get tired of watching this movie.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (33 ):
Kids say (87 ):

JUST GO WITH IT is the perfect movie ... if you need to be persuaded to visit Hawaii. The movie (which is a loose remake of 1969's Cactus Flower, starring Goldie Hawn) showcases the state beautifully, with its verdant hills, gorgeous beaches, and endless blue skies. Unfortunately it doesn't quite do the same for its stars. Sandler, who displayed such depth and force in Funny People, goes back to his usual shtick, and though it's predictably entertaining -- he is talented -- it's also disappointing. He can play characters like Danny in his sleep.

And Aniston really ought to know better. She gives glimpses of subtler, more understated comedy, but for the most part, when she's onscreen, you find yourself wondering a) how she's able to infuse mundane dialogue with believable emotion and b) why she won't pick better roles? Some of the movie's outrageous moments, including one involving the Heimlich maneuver and a sheep, are actually laugh-out-loud funny. But an equal number of moments are lackluster. And although Nicole Kidman is entertaining in a supporting role, it's a cheap shot having her ask questions about plastic surgery. We go with it, but only just.

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