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Just Go With It Parents Movie Review

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MPAA Rating
PG-13

for frequent crude and sexual content, partial nudity, brief drug references and information

Genre
Comedy

Director
Dennis Dugan

Starring
Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker, Bailee Madison, Nicole Kidman

Studio
Columbia Pictures

Release Date/In Theaters
02/11/2011

Movie Summary

A plastic surgeon, played by Adam Sandler, tells his girl friend, a much younger schoolteacher, a "white" lie. To cover up the lie he asks his assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife. When more lies pile up, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii that changes everyone.

Movie Review for Parents

-by Ginger

Having an affair is the subject of this film starring Adam Sandler. Sandler portrays a man who wishes to attract the girl of dreams. He uses deception, lies, and simply forgets to mention that he is married. The problem is that he must do all of this without letting his wife know. He decides too enlist the help of a female friend to pretend that she is his wife, and that she is fully aware and accepting of the fact that they are getting a divorce. In reality, his real wife does not know that any of this is going on behind her back. I think you get the idea of what this film is about.

To make matters worse, the character played by Sandler has kids with his wife. The movie puts young children about the age of 5 to 7 years old in the middle of an extramarital affair. I don’t believe any psychologist would find this to be appropriate in any way. Yet, Just Go With It presents itself as a comedy and plays on the sticky situations that are created as Sandler tries to hide his extramarital affair, yet make certain that he does not lose the girl of his dreams. The girl of his dreams is not his wife.

This family guide to the movies screams adult content all over it. It is true that according to the rules, the film did not cross that threshold for becoming an R. Not surprisingly, it has crude language, partial nudity, references to drugs and adult languages. It directly names a male body part, but in a soft way that allowed it to be rated as a PG-13, rather than an R. I think you get the picture.

This movie is about situations that lead to a broken homes, and broken marriages. The worst of it is that it presents the subject in a comedic, lighthearted way where no one gets hurt. Worst of all, it presents the situation as if the children will not be hurt, but in the end we all know that this is never the case. This family movie review considers Just Go With It to be one of the worst examples of role modeling that has come out in several years. I may even go as far as to bet that this may be the worst example of a role model that will come out for the rest of the year, but we will have to wait and see. Sorry guys, it’s an R by my book.