Cast keeps absurd tale on track
JUST GO WITH IT ( 12A)
Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker, Nick Swardson, Nicole Kidman.
THE title of Dennis Dugan’s romantic comedy should be read as a desperate plea to audiences to accept the hare-brained contrivances that swiftly propel this film into the realms of the absurd. Just Go With It is two hours of lunacy that somehow compels us to care about the characters, and even delivers a smattering of belly laughs. It’s to the credit of screenwriters and a strong ensemble cast that this saccharine folly doesn’t completely selfdestruct. Certainly there are moments when it teeters on the brink and there is a nagging feeling throughout that Jennifer Aniston’s intelligent single mother could do far better than settle for Adam Sandler’s bed-hopping boss in this convoluted rom-com. However, the cast fling themselves at the scatty material with gusto, not least Nicole Kidman in an eye-catching supporting role as the ultracompetitive arch-nemesis. FAMILY WATCH: No Swearing, No Sex, Violence.