Saturday, February 19, 2011

Just Go With It & The Social Network

In the past week, I have seen two new movies - very different from each other, but both entertaining.
Just Go With It starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston rejuvenated my liking for romantic comedies.  I went with my mom and sisters when we were in San Francisco last weekend for Kel's Birthday.  I think anyone could enjoy this movie.  It has your typical 'romanic comedy' predictable ending, but it's absolutely hysterical with some fun twists.  We were all laughing for most of the movie.  Adam Sandler gives you that 'funny with out trying' performance, and Jennifer Aniston is charming.  Nicole Kidman is also in an unexpected role and she is funnier than I have ever seen her.  Their chemistry is great, and overall, that is one of my favorite movies I have seen in a long time!  It's worth a watch.
The Social Network was different than I expected... much different.  I was a little hesitant to watch it when it arrived on Netflix, but it had a good plot and told an interesting story behind the scenes of the creation of a multi-billion dollar company that plays a large roll in our society.  TL and I had a discussion after watching it last night because we had different opinions of Mark Zukerberg.  But regardless of how you feel about the main characters, the movie is very well written & I thought the actors did an acceptable job.  I thought it was interesting, but not as good as Just Go With It ;)
Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

15 comments:

Sassy In The South said...

My husband and I are going to see "Just Go With It" tonight for date night...can't wait!

Marian said...

Yeah, my husband and I had mix feelings for Mark after seeing the Social Network as well. We thought he was a big jerk, but kind of felt bad for him at the same time. Either way, it was an entertaining movie

Mrs. Stethoscope said...

I cannot wait to see "just go with it"

Allison said...

I JUST saw The Social Network a few weekends ago and I liked it so much more than I thought I would. I thought the acting was absolutely perfect, and that all the actors did an incredible job. I saw Jesse Eisenberg AND Mark Zuckerberg on SNL, and Jesse seriously got all his mannerisms down perfectly.
I'm not a huge Adam Sandler fan, so I was pushing off seeing Just Go With It - after your recommendation though, I might have to rethink :)

Claire Kiefer said...

I haven't seen either of these (honestly, I'm not so much a movie person) but I kind of want to see Social Network just cause of all the buzz about it!

Allison said...

I want to see that first movie. My friend was telling me that is super cute. I like the social network--very interesting.

Ashley said...

yay, I was hoping that movie got good reviews.

Baby Mama said...

I thought Social Network was pretty good but not Oscar worthy! Just Go With It is on my list!

Nicole Marie said...

can't wait to see just go with it! the previews look so funny!!

Shannon said...

I want to see Just Go With It so bad!!! And I was not that into Social Network, at all

Jax said...

We saw Just Go With It last night and Ioved it too!! I mean, it really was pretty great as far as romantic comedies recently.... I haven't been that impressed, but you just can't go wrong with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston and this movie proves it! :)

OceanDreams said...

i just saw go with it and enjoyed it, it was very funny and love Jennifer! glad you enjoyed the social network and i know what you mean - it is very different!

LB said...

I'm happy to hear that you liked Just Go With It, now I'm willing to spend $10 to see it! I loved your guest post on Jess's blog!!

Jessica said...

I had no idea Nicole Kidman was in that movie!!

Kristin said...

Wasnt Heidi Montag in that movie too?