What Happens in Vegas (12A)

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Comedy

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

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Time Out says

Posted: Tue May 6 2008

It’s surprising that Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz haven’t starred together before: both specialise in gorgeous goofballs, and he’s no stranger to older women… And while they rub along fine in this rom-com, it’s no thanks to the contrived plot.

Diaz plays career woman Joy, who decides to let her hair down in Vegas after being dumped by her boyfriend. There, she meets Kutcher’s likeable layabout, Jack. A few hours and many tequilas later, they’re husband and wife. The next morning, annulment plans are shelved when Jack wins the jackpot using Joy’s quarter: if they divorce, she might get half. However, a judge freezes the winnings and orders the bickering pair to make a go of their marriage.

And so this odd couple must live together and play happy families for their psychiatrist (Queen Latifah). Much sitcom humour follows, mostly drawing on well-worn gender observations: she spends ages in the bathroom, he pees in the sink and so on. Sometimes, the accompanying dialogue is snappy enough to raise a laugh. More often, the humour comes from another source: the Best Friends. Lake Bell steals the show as Joy’s mouthy mate, Tipper, who develops a love-hate relationship with Jack’s misogynist pal who is actually called Hater (Rob Corddry).

In fact, a comedy about these two fighting like cat and dog would have been much funnier. As it is, it’s a bland comedy punctuated by the odd witty moment. The inevitable romance is so routine it barely merits a mention.
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12A

UK release:

Fri May 9, 2008

Duration:

99 mins

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Darlena

I absolutely loved this movie and have watched it twice so far. I dislike most movies so this one had to be great. Very off review.. this was hysterical with great acting.....the changes they made were perfectly done!!!

Darlena

I absolutely loved this movie and have watched it twice so far. I dislike most movies so this one had to be great. Very off review.. this was hysterical with great acting.....the changes they made were perfectly done!!!

A.S

Easily one of the funniest movies of last year, great comedy .Lots of funny stuff. i recommend this to anyone looking a for a good laugh..

A.S

Easily one of the funniest movies of last year, great comedy .Lots of funny stuff. i recommend this to anyone looking a for a good laugh..

Molly

I haven't seen it but I am thinking of seeing it with my friends, and the comments tell me that it must be great!

Molly

I haven't seen it but I am thinking of seeing it with my friends, and the comments tell me that it must be great!

Soph

Good for people who are into a rude type of comedy and a happy ending, Its a really good film i enjoyed it alot.It kept me laughing ! The ending was great.

Soph

Good for people who are into a rude type of comedy and a happy ending, Its a really good film i enjoyed it alot.It kept me laughing ! The ending was great.

mohammed

you wasttemen who wrote this review it is so inaccurat what are you like the hardest person in the world too please?? This film was wsome and i would recomentd it to anyone . Whoever wrote the review should go and make his/ her version of the perfect film as they are so hard to please 2 stars honestly.

mohammed

you wasttemen who wrote this review it is so inaccurat what are you like the hardest person in the world too please?? This film was wsome and i would recomentd it to anyone . Whoever wrote the review should go and make his/ her version of the perfect film as they are so hard to please 2 stars honestly.

Zoe

It's a great film, and very funny!!!! It was worth the money!!!!! Me and ma palz loved it!!

Zoe

It's a great film, and very funny!!!! It was worth the money!!!!! Me and ma palz loved it!!

usman

what happened here is that the audience showed the critics that we are in charge -despite the worst reviews this has emerged a world wide hit for a movie made for 30 million ,it has grossed 6 times as much and still going strong -just shows how much people believe the critics -what a shame as if they were honest they could influence the audience but.....

usman

what happened here is that the audience showed the critics that we are in charge -despite the worst reviews this has emerged a world wide hit for a movie made for 30 million ,it has grossed 6 times as much and still going strong -just shows how much people believe the critics -what a shame as if they were honest they could influence the audience but.....

Rinita

bestest gilm ever!!!! ashton kutcher's cute. i wana go n c it again, its worth the money!!!!

Rinita

bestest gilm ever!!!! ashton kutcher's cute. i wana go n c it again, its worth the money!!!!

Brooke

this film keeps you going all the way through if your not laughing your willing them to get together! what great actors to put together

Brooke

this film keeps you going all the way through if your not laughing your willing them to get together! what great actors to put together

Yvonne Humpalot

great film with some funny bits.... Diaz and Kutcher are main characters.... Diaz has blonde hair throughout..... Kutcher had brown hair...!!! Insane storyline that is so unpredictable... Can't wait to get it on DVD... Loving the originality.... At the end of the day it gets dark...

Yvonne Humpalot

great film with some funny bits.... Diaz and Kutcher are main characters.... Diaz has blonde hair throughout..... Kutcher had brown hair...!!! Insane storyline that is so unpredictable... Can't wait to get it on DVD... Loving the originality.... At the end of the day it gets dark...

Vicky

I've just flicked through the reviews and really....... the guy with the massive 20 million paragraphs of nonsense should stop putting everyone down and learn how to spell those big unnecessary words he likes to use. By the way, thought the film was exactly what it was meant to be, fun x

will

i havnt seen the film yet but thanks for every ones comments cuz now i know whats gonna happen!!!! thanx 4 ruining my night!

will

i havnt seen the film yet but thanks for every ones comments cuz now i know whats gonna happen!!!! thanx 4 ruining my night!

donna

me and my daughter age 10 went last weekend.one of the best films that we ad seen in a very long time.it was realy funny but also a great love story.ten out of ten.

donna

me and my daughter age 10 went last weekend.one of the best films that we ad seen in a very long time.it was realy funny but also a great love story.ten out of ten.

charmain

went to watch it monday, it was a fab film, had me and my cuz in stiches. if u take life to seriously maybe its not for you. money well spent!!!!

charmain

went to watch it monday, it was a fab film, had me and my cuz in stiches. if u take life to seriously maybe its not for you. money well spent!!!!

Emma Speight

All though the storyline was similar to most romance films, and also very predictable as it was obvious to the audience that the couple who began despising each other ended up falling in love, I found the film very entertaining and fun to watch. It included many humorous aspects, fulfilling my great expectations of the film. Definately worth watching!

Emma Speight

All though the storyline was similar to most romance films, and also very predictable as it was obvious to the audience that the couple who began despising each other ended up falling in love, I found the film very entertaining and fun to watch. It included many humorous aspects, fulfilling my great expectations of the film. Definately worth watching!

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THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE EVA...ACTULLY ITS NOT...BUT ITIS...BUT ITS NOT =S...BUT ITS AMOVIE WHICH IS LIKE ANY OTHER MOVIE =]

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Romcom with some good ideas but last 20 mins should have been cut. Gets bogged down in schmaltz like a stretched limo crossing a Nevada river bed in the wet season.

*_GawjuzZ_*

I went to watch the film this weekend, it was rlly gr8, i recomend to any1 that likes romantic comedies!!!

*_GawjuzZ_*

I went to watch the film this weekend, it was rlly gr8, i recomend to any1 that likes romantic comedies!!!

Aalihya

I went 2 see it with my BF but didn't see all of it coz we were kissing in the bak of the cinema lol!

Aalihya

I went 2 see it with my BF but didn't see all of it coz we were kissing in the bak of the cinema lol!

jojo

Its a brillant film, the best i have seen in a long time! I recommend it and its got comedy for men aswell as for women

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