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Barely worth the gamble,
This review is from: What Happens in Vegas (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)
Two people down on life do what losers do. Jack (Kutcher) is a grown up adolescent who just got fired by his own father. Joy (Diaz) is a control freak who just got dumped by her fiancé - in front of all her friends.
Naturally, the two dimwits think going to Vegas will solve all their problems. What follows is pure Britney Spears - they get trashed, party, and do incredibly stupid things. Awaking the next morning, they learn one of the stupid things was a drunken marriage. No longer inebriated, they agree that the marriage was a mistake, and after a brief argument, they agree to an annulment. Moments later Jack uses Joy's quarter and wins 3 million dollars. Naturally, they argue over ownership, and the wacky paint-by-numbers script ensues.
Considering that I find Kutcher and Diaz two of the less appealing stars in Hollywood, the movie didn't have a great chance of impressing me. The two stars were OK at best, providing a few chuckles along the way. Luckily, however, Jack and Joy's best friends who tagged along to Vegas were hilarious. Their constant banter, asinine behavior, and hatred for one another provide the only real hard laughs of the entire movie. Anyone who walks away from this movie without laughing at their "junk punch" scene doesn't have a sense of humor.
If it weren't for the co-stars, this would be a two-star snoozer for the most part. Much like actual gambling in Vegas, however, there are times when a lucky person rubs off on another. The friends in this movie are the lucky streak and overall I'd recommend it as a light comedy.
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Initial post: Sep 15, 2008 6:45:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 15, 2008 6:46:25 PM PDT
not my type of movie but excellent review anyway, Jason.
Are we getting more "Van Damme" flicks??
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 16, 2008 6:44:58 PM PDT
Thanks Woopak! I didn't really like it a ton either. Although, like I said, the supporting roles were hilarious. JCVD will return very soon.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2008 12:28:22 PM PDT
Robert F. Powers says:
My problem with Ashton Kutcher is he has a twin brother who is mentally challenged and he rarely if barely even acknowledges he has a brother
Posted on Sep 17, 2008 7:44:18 PM PDT
I'll probably skip this one bud. I used to like Diaz, but now she's pycho.
Posted on Sep 17, 2008 9:12:03 PM PDT
Well Robert, Kutcher's probably upset about the fact his brother has more talent.
Agreed Chris...she seems to think that acting crazy/goofy is her niche. And to be quite honest, it has just never worked.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2008 9:46:40 PM PDT
CLINT BRONSON says:
Hello my friend,yep I think I'm going to pass this one up.
Hope your doing well
Posted on Sep 20, 2008 11:01:13 AM PDT
"Rocky Raccoon" says:
"two-star snoozer..." and "grown up adolescent" are top-notch description amongs many fine ones, Jason. Your smoothie reviews are very informative and concise. I'm lovin' it. Besides the one hour we will gain for autumnal hibernation, I owe you one for your Day (and Night) Time savings time. Thanks! :>)
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2008 2:07:45 PM PDT
Thanks for the kind thoughts JP. I clearly was not thrilled with this movie, and it seems that the majority of others weren't either.
Posted on Sep 25, 2008 4:23:10 PM PDT
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Posted on Sep 25, 2008 6:27:23 PM PDT
Not my thing again, but solid review.
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