Jul 5, 2010

What happens in Vegas, 2008

What happens in Vegas, 2008
Director: Tim Vaughan
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Lake Bell

What happens in Vegas in short: Set in Sin City, story revolves around two people who discover they've gotten married following a night of debauchery, with one of them winning a huge jackpot after playing the other's quarter. Unhappy pair try to undermine each other and get their hands on the money -- falling in love along the way.

Stage: Home TV selection

Preps: I know it's one of the romantic comedies that are soooo popular lately. Kutcher will make it somehow cute, Diaz is caught up in this "romantic comedy" genre so any serious movies for her cannot turn into gold, as she's percepted as the 20 century queen of the castle Romances.

Reality: Well, in this genre this is one of the better ones I have seen. Sometimes the goal is just to make a cute ending and a happy end for all the girls to like the main characters and to emphasize the effect of the finding of one's true love. The way Cinderella worked anyway.

The Vegas scene seems somehow creative, as each one of us is asking himself, what if this would happen to him/her - the same way as it is in the "Hangover", for instance, or "Dude, where's my car". In the romantic sense, I just adore the idea, that you win 1 mio USD and you will get it if you "pay" in some way for nasty stuff you have done while being in Vegas (so that what you do there, just doesn't stay there). The scenes between Diaz and Kutcher are cute, romantic and extremely funny in some cases, describing normal problems couples have and the way you would solve them if you didn't care what your partner feels or thinks (pissing in the plates, because your spouse isn't exiting the toilet in a long time, etc).

For those reasons I think the movie is a good representative of its kind - but don't expect more than a few humorous scenes and a romantic ending, of course. The same way as it is in "How to lose a guy in 10 days"

My personal rating: 6,0 (one of better ones in genre, especially in terms of funny scenes you can face when trying to get rid of someone from your life)

Vegas on IMDB

Vegas official site

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