Wednesday, September 3, 2008

What Happens in Vegas (2008) - PG13 - 3 Stars

Would this movie be known as a chick flick? Boy meets girl falls in love and gets married and lives happily ever after. Well, it's a cute movie and I love Cameron Diaz and getting used to seeing Ashton Kutcher in many films lately. But it's pretty much the same principles as most other love stories and even though it had some funny scenes, it's just your average rent. Dennis Miller makes a brief appearance as well as Queen Latifa.

Joy McNally (Cameron Diaz) is a Wall Street trader on the NYSE and has a loving fiance' Mason (Jason Sudeikis) whom she prepares a surprise birthday party for. But as her guests are hiding and she great Mason at the door, he dumps her in front of all their friends. Her best friend talks her into taking the tickets for Mason and going with her to Vegas.

Meanwhile, Jack Fuller (Ashton Kutcher) is a single guy living in Manhattan. He still works for his father though he goofs off so much at work, his father has fired him many times. His girlfriend comes over once a week and can't get a key to Jack's apartment as Jack is just not commitment boyfriend material. His best friend takes Jack to have a night of crazy fun in Vegas while he decides what to do next in his life.

The four arrive in Vegas separately but by a mistake are meet rudely when they are thrown into the same room together. After working out the problems, Jack convinces Joy to have one drink with him before deciding he's a dog. She agrees and the four take on the town and drink and oops what's this? Joy wakes the next morning in a large empty bed with a ring on. Now having her senses back she confronts Jack at a slot machine about having the marriage annulled. As she gives Jack her last quarter he slips in in a machine to win the 3 million jackpot. But hey, we're married now, what's mine is yours etc. Now the two must decide what's important in their lives the money or true happiness with themselves. Can they find both together?

20th Century Fox
Directors: Tom Vaughan, Julian Farino
Writer: Dana Fox
Producers: Michael Aguilar, Dean Georgaris, Jimmy Miller
I viewed 9/08

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