What Happens In Vegas Movie Review

May 14, 2008 By:
What Happens In Vegas Movie Review

Just when films like 'Made of Honor' and 'Over Her Dead Body' made you want to never hear the words 'romantic' or 'comedy' again, 'What Happens in Vegas' arrives to remind you that nothing's nicer that pretty people in love.

Joy McNally (Cameron Diaz) is a commodities trader dumped by her fiancé at his surprise birthday party. Jack Fuller (Ashton Kutcher) gets fired by his dad after one too many goof-offs. They both decide to bury their troubles in the place where all emotional healing takes place: Las Vegas.

Due to a hotel screw-up, they're booked into the same room and after nearly killing each other, decide to have a drink together. That drink turns into several which culminates in a drunken wedding. The next day, they decide they still hate each other and as they depart, Kutcher uses Diaz's quarter to win a $3 mil jackpot. Their divorce is denied by Judge Whopper (Dennis Miller, briefly used to remind us when he was beyond funny) and they're sentenced to live together for six months, complete with counseling.

It quickly turns into a War of the Roses vibe where they do everything to torture each other to force the other to forfeit their share of the money. Kutcher's Jack does everything from using the kitchen sink as a second toilet (something every guy has thought about) to removing the toilet seat entirely. Ouch.

Kutcher finally has a vehicle that he can point to in showing he can carry a film and the leggy Miss Diaz shows how Jack (or any straight man) can forget about money to try to win her. Their chemistry is evident in funny scenes with their therapist (Queen Latifah) as well as when the moments leading up to their second divorce hearing.

Rob Corddry and Lake Bell are Kutcher and Diaz' respective best friends, Hater and Tipper, whose love-hate relationship brings out the biggest laughs in the movie. Corddry (Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo Bay) is insanely funny as probably the worst lawyer in the world. Despite the obvious chemistry with Diaz and Kutcher, this is the couple that you really want to see. You'll wish they spent a few more minutes working on this couple. First time feature director Tom Vaughan allowed Diaz and Kutcher to hit the right spots at the right times in what could've been an overboard attempt at being funny.

See this movie to watch good-looking opposites attract and why you should always keep your eye on your boyfriend whenever he goes near a sink.

Billy Tatum gives 'What Happens In Vegas' four and a half scoops.