Wednesday, October 22, 2008

What Happens in Vegas

"Intelligent... Entertaining" - Richard Schickel, TIME

For charismatic party guy Jack Fuller (Ashton Kutcher) and buttoned-up commodities trader Joy McNally (Cameron Diaz), arowdy weekend coincidentally shared in Las Vegas should have, by all rights, ended up being little more than a randomblur. That is, if these two vacationing New Yorkers didn't have a signed marriage license staring them in the face to shockingly remind them.

What Happens in Vegas Trailer

My rate &
* * * *
I really enjoyed the laugh on this movie.
Light storyline and predictable, that
would makes you feel relax.
Directed by
Tom Vaughan
Produced by
Michael Aguilar, Dean Georgaris
Written by
Dana Fox
Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher
Distributed by
20th Century Fox, Regency Enterprises
Release date(s)
May 9, 2008
Romantic comedy
Running time
99 min.
Gross revenue$212,222,646 (worldwide)

In New York City, high-strung stockbroker Joy (Cameron Diaz) is dumped by her fiancee at his surprise birthday she threw for him in front of all their friends, and easy-going carpenter Jack (Ashton Kutcher) is fired from his job by his father. Both become emotionally distraught and travel to Las Vegas with their best friends. They meet by chance when they are given the same hotel room because of a computer error.

After clearing up the misunderstanding and receiving and upgraded rooms and coupons to various clubs, they party and drink together and Joy and Jack end up getting married. The next morning, they realize it was a mistake and decide to divorce.

Before they do so, Jack uses a quarter Joy gave him in a slot machine. He hits a $3,000,000 USD jackpot and Joy reminds Jack they are married and is entitled to some of the money. The couple returns to New York, where they attempt to divorce.

Their judge (Dennis Miller) declares that the couple cannot divorce until they attempt to co-exist for six months, while attending weekly sessions with a marriage counselor (Queen Latifah). If they work at the marriage but still want to divorce after six months, each will be permitted to keep half the winnings from Las Vegas. If either party does not cooperate, their fortune will be tied up in litigation by the judge.

The newlyweds devise more and more cunning schemes to undermine one another such as, Jack telling Joy that their counseling session is canceled to prove she's not committed, and Joy inviting hot girls to their apartment to try to get Jack to cheat on her. They do this to keep the other's share. At Joy's job retreat, Jack and Joy ironically find themselves developing an unexpected sexual attraction to one another and they soon realize that being with each other has brought out the best in both of them.