Just Go With It
is a 2011 Romantic Comedy
starring Adam Sandler
and Jennifer Aniston
. Very loosely based off a 1969 film, Cactus Flower
Sandler plays Dr. Danny Maccabees, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon who, for most of his adult life, has pretended to be an unhappily married man in order to engage in one-night stands with women. Largely out of fear of being heartbroken again after a woman he was set to marry turned out to have never loved him, which he fortunately discovered before they took their vows. At a party, he meets Palmer (Brooklyn Decker
), a young schoolteacher with whom, for the first time in his life, he feels a real connection. Matters become complicated when Palmer discovers Danny's wedding ring, and runs away, assuming he cheated on his wife with her.
Aniston plays Katherine Murphy, a divorced mother of two children, and Danny's long-time friend and faithful office assistant. Reluctantly, Katherine agrees to pretend to be Danny's soon-to-be-ex-wife, so as to give Palmer the impression his marriage was already over and she didn't ruin it.
Eventually, the web of lies spins out of control, eventually involving Katherine's two kids Maggie (Bailee Madison) and Michael (Griffin Gluck), as well as Danny's socially-inept cousin Eddie, and Katherine's old college rival Devlin Adams (Nicole Kidman
The film was critically mauled, and currently holds a rating of 19% on Rottentomatoes
; however, it was a commercial success.
Just Go With It includes examples of