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What Happens in Vegas 2008

A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money...

Release Date:
May 9, 2008
Duration:
99 min
Cast:
Cassidy Gard, Queen Latifah, Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis, Amanda Setton, RJ Konner, Tom Stratford, Maddie Corman, Krysten Ritter, Ralph A. Wilburn Jr., Lynn Witty, Jason Sudeikis, Ty Izquierdo, Dennis Albanese, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry, Lake Bell, Cheryl Cosenza, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Farina, Rana Morrison, Ronald E. Giles, Clem Cheung, Jason Davis, Ben Best, Hector Lincoln, Andrew Daly, Treat Williams, Deirdre O'Connell, Darryl Reuben Hall, Brandon Goins, Anthony Mingilino, Delia Sheppard, Dennis Miller, Michelle Krusiec, Michael Harkins, Bruce Perkins, Lanette Fugit, Charles Pendelton, Matthew Martini, Aaron Nauta, Brian M. Wixson, Eric Zuckerman, Kutcha, Jon Yvon, Ricky Garcia, Benita Robledo, Toni Busker, Ricardo Walker, Valerie Orlik, Caroline Willman, Thomas McGoldrick, Billy Eichner, Heather Kristin, Jerry V. Lindsay, Samantha Ridge, Richard M. Schaeffer, Michael P. Molnar, John Eisenberg, Ciaran T. O'Kelly, Jennifer Trier, Patrick Knighton, Adam Zuniga, Christopher Negrin, Brittany Dawn Beall, Ariel Shafir, Sheena Alonzo, Bradley Morone, Bob Golden, Ron Carter, Evan Palazzo, Ulysses Owens Jr., Michael Radoja, Jules Hartley, Maya Jenkins, Dave Gibson, Justin Flynn, Josh Tane, Russ Spiegel, Martinez Little, Mauro Bossi, Maria Di Angelis, Adam Goodnoff-Cernese, Meagan Gordon, Joe Mancini, Sarah Poynter, Thomas Torrey, Beth Laufer, Mark Santomauro, Stephanie Domini Ehlert, Jessica Mckee, Nicole Michele Sobchack ...
Genres:
Comedy, Romance ...
Country:
USA

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Movies are to entertain, and this most definitely did 9/10

9/10, It was funny but still predictable.

Yuu people are just haters I thought it was a good movie. Cameron Diaz or w/e and Ashtom Kutcher make a good team I think.[:

I liked it, :/


For some reason, I was actually looking forward to seeing the new Cameron Diaz/Ashton Kutcher comedy, What Happens in Vegas after seeing the trailer for it a numerous amount of times. It looked very promising & looked pretty hilarious. Today was my birthday & what better way than to finish off the night by checking out a movie. Since I already caught the outstanding Iron Man, I caught an early screening of this one with my sister. What may seem like just another predictible comedy, What Happens in Vegas just happens to be that & little more. Diaz & Kutcher surprisingly have some great chemistry & carry the movie way better than I ever expected. The physical comedy here is very well done, very outrageous & just fun as hell. As for the supporting cast, it's great & includes the likes of Lake Bell (Over Her Dead Body), Rob Corddry (TV's The Daily Show), Dennis Farina (TV's Law & Order), Treat Williams (TV's Everwood), Michelle Krusiec (TV's Dirty Sexy Money & One World), Jason Sudeikis (NBC's SNL), comedian Zach Galifianakis (TV's Tru Calling), comedian Dennis Miller & Queen Latifa. Overall, What Happens in Vegas is a fun movie from beginning to end that you shouldn't take too seriously. Just sit back, enjoy & prepare to laugh. And I wouldn't mind seeing Diaz & Kutcher back together again in a comedy such as this one. PEACE OUT!!!
I was very surprised at this movie because I was under the impression that this was your run of the mill romantic comedy. Granted, this is more of a romantic comedy than anything else, but at moments you forget and think you might be in the next Judd Apatow movie ... OK, maybe not that far, but you get the idea.

The general idea, you can pick up from the trailer, but the movie is funnier than any of the rom-com's you have seen lately. A bunch of other reviews of the movie have mentioned that there isn't anything surprising and I will agree with that statement, but it sounds bad like the movie isn't worth it. I will tell you otherwise ... its definitely worth seeing, and worth your money even at the theater.

The highlight of the movie for me wasn't Ashton Kutcher (Jack), or Cameron Diaz (Joy) but the supporting actors. Lake Bell plays Tipper who is Joy's best frined, and Rob Corddry plays Hater which is Jack's best friend. They have a bunch of great banter back and forth. There was also a great little role from Zach Galifianakis as 'Dave the Bear' who is one of the "boys".
IF you liked "Just Married" then you will love "What happens in Vegas." Everyone knows how charming both Cameron and Ashton are and together the make this movie a hit. They are the perfect combination and delivered a lot of laughs
May 9, 2008

"What Happens in Vegas" feels like the pilot for a television sitcom. In fact, the premise has already been done before--in an episode of The Simpsons, Homer and Ned Flanders go to Vegas, get drunk, and end up marrying two strange women. The next day, after sobering up, they try to ditch their new brides.

That's more or less what happens in this movie, only the plot continues beyond the ditching part. Jack (Ashton Kutcher) is a recently fired furniture maker and Joy (Cameron Diaz) a recently dumped stock broker. Both head to Vegas to drink and party away their troubles. Jack goes with his pal Hater (Rob Corddry), who's also his lawyer, and Joy takes her best friend Tipper (Lake Bell). Both pairs mistakenly end up in the same hotel room and then challenge each other to hang out on the strip. One thing leads to another and...Jack and Joy party too hard, get wasted and marry each other in a drunken stupor.

The next morning, both ask the other for a divorce, but just as they're about to part ways, they argue and start pointing out each other's flaws. Then Jack inserts one of Joy's quarters into a slot machine and wins the $3 million jackpot. Both claim the prize, but the judge overhearing their case (played by the devilish Dennis Miller) freezes the money and orders Jack and Joy to six months of hard marriage.

I never said "What Happens in Vegas" would make a great sitcom, but based on the movie, it could make a decent one, with a lot of room to grow. The movie, for what it is, is actually funny, sweet and down-to-earth most of the time. Kutcher and Diaz, whom many would agree have the ability to get on your nerves (see Kutcher in "Just Married" and Diaz in "The Holiday"; or better yet, don't see them), are surprisingly tolerable and likable. They're good here because they get us to want their characters to learn a valuable lesson.

Jack is irresponsible and mostly meanders through life on the backs of others. He's a slacker and his father (Treat Williams) has good reason to fire him from his furniture business. Joy is nauseatingly uptight and submissive to other peoples' standards. She'd make a good wife on paper, but her life has become a daily planner, with no sense of spontaneity or, well, joy. Her fiance Mason (Jason Sudeikis) is a jerk, but he dumps her for reasons we can understand.

What's interesting is how Dana Fox's screenplay actually cares about teaching Jack and Joy a lesson about growing up and realizing one's worth. Going into the movie, I expected these characters to be completely cartoony, but the truth of the matter is we've all met a Jack or Joy at one point in our life, so that gave it some credibility.

Of course, the movie abides by all the romantic comedy cliches and conventions, but they feel fresher than usual because of Tom Vaughan's slick direction and the chemistry between the leads. We get the typical "incompatible roommates" scenarios after Joy is forced to move in with Jack, and sure, these moments are predictable, but they're not necessarily exaggerated. Any guy or girl who's ever lived with another girl or guy will find elements of truth here. I doubt any guy would willfully pee in his own kitchen sink (and on his own dishes), but I can believe things like body hair and sharing the bathroom would be a problem.

I enjoyed "What Happens in Vegas" for what it was and appreciated it more for not sinking too far down to the level of totally outrageous gags that get on your nerves. Even Jack and Joy's race across New York City to their marriage counselor (Queen Latifah) ends up being fun and energetic instead of outlandish and stupid. Speaking of their marriage counselor, the movie's funniest scene takes place when Jack pretends Joy has given him a black eye. The comic timing of this scene pays off especially well thanks to the looks on both Kutcher and Diaz's faces. It won't win either one an Oscar, but it did make me laugh.

"What Happens in Vegas" isn't a movie you need to see in the theater. You're better off watching it on cable and imagining it's a sitcom. And there are hundreds of other movies you should see before this one, but its light humor eventually wins us over. It's standard comedy, but not completely second-rate.
What Happens in Vegas
Starring Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Lake Bell, Queen Latifah, and Treat Williams.
Directed by Tom Vaughan.
Rated PG-13.

"What Happens in Vegas" is one of the best romantic comedies of the summer so far. What comic team we have here! Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher are simply hilarious together. Cameron adds her charm and sparkle, while Ashton gives his dirty man, but funny performance. They just worked so well together I thought! Then, we have the supporting cast. Lake Bell is hilarious in her scenes. She never missed a laugh. Queen Latifah is in it for a couple of scenes, and just does well with what she's got. But, Cameron and Ashton are the ones to be watching. A great romantic comedy for the summer! Not to be missed
Maybe it's just because I saw this film with a bunch of hot girls, but I mostly enjoyed this and I found it pretty funny. There's no suprises, but I was expecting that. These type films don't really need it.