What Happens in Vegas

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What Happens in Vegas
Review (4/10)
(By Brendan Cullin)

"What Happens In Vegas" is the story of two 30-something year old New Yorkers (played by Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz) who are down on their luck who go to Las Vegas to drown their sorrows in alcohol and gambling. After a night of too much drinking and not enough gambling, they wake up in the Vegas suite only to realize that they have now been pronounced husband and wife. Unfortunately Jack (Kutcher) and Joy (Diaz) really don't like each other and happily agree to get a divorce. That is until Jack pulls the handle on a slot machine and wins $3 million with Joy's quarter. They go to court to see who should get the money but the judge sentences them to the worst punishment they could imagine - six months of marriage. It is now up to Joy and Jack to at least attempt to make this marriage work so they can try to get their Vegas winnings.

What can you really say about a movie starring Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz? They're really not two of my favourite actors and they are playing more or less the same role that they have played in a handful of other movies. I'll admit I laughed somewhere between 5 and 10 times during the movie but in the end, a lot of the jokes missed the mark or were just plain rude and disgusting. Trust me, I like your average every day toilet humour but having Kutcher piss all over the dishes in the sink or Diaz talking to her fiance about their butt-play during sex just didn't do it for me. It's not even like either character was really likeable in the movie. Usually in this type of romantic comedy you at least want to be rooting for one of the characters in one way or another but to me, Jack and Joy were both douche bags, which is probably why, in the end, they were perfect for each other. The more interesting relationship was that of the sidekicks, Hater (Rob Corddry) and Tipper (Lake Bell). Even their names are funnier.

Besides the 5 to 10 laughs you might get out of this movie, "What Happens In Vegas" is probably a monumental waste of time for most movie-goers. It's predictable, it's not very original and it's very forgettable. You'd probably be better off using your money to fly to Vegas and live out your own gongshow rather than wasting your money watching this one on the big screen.

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