What Happens in Vegas
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, right? Well not if you accidentally get married (and the accidentally win 3 Million Dollars with your new wife’s quarter) it doesn’t. What Happens In Vegas is the story of Jack and Joy, two completely different people who decide that a trip to Vegas is just what they need to get over their own miserable existence.
Trouble is, when they accidentally meet, it’s like a firecracker has gone off and all inhabitations go out the window. But not long after the bang has faded and Jack and Joy have sobered up do they realise the monumental mistake they have made. Only one thing to do, get the marriage annulled.
Fate it seems has other things in mind for Jack and Joy as they land in front of a very pro-marriage judge who sentences them to 6 months of ‘hard marriage’ with compulsory weekly marriage counselling.
Any movie, especially a comedy, that includes Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz in lead roles immediately sets off warning bells in my head. It’s like putting two of the worst actors together and thinking that name recognition alone will make for a funny movie. But strangely, this movie really works, it’s funny, seriously, in places you’ll be rolling on the floor. And what’s more (and this might be considered a spoiler, but c’mon, this movie is as predictable as Obama getting elected) for a modern comedy about marriage, it turns out to be surprisingly supporting of marriage, which makes for a refreshing change. It’s also not a soppy romantic movie that propagates the myth that marriage is a perfect fairy tale, but rather shows us that true love is worth fighting for.
So if you like a good cheesy, predictable and outrageously finny romantic comedies, then What Happens In Vegas is a sure bet.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read.
Also Reviewed by: Josh Bowlin.
Rating: M – Contains offensive language and sexual references.
Release Date: December 18th, 2008
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Lake Bell, Dennis Farina, Rob Corddry, Jason Sudeikis, Treat Williams, Deirdre O’Connell, Michelle Krusiec, Zach Galifanakis, Krysten Ritter, Andrew Daly
Length (Minutes): 94
Media Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Supported Audio: Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Director: Tom Vaughan
Studio: 20th Century Fox