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What Happens in Vegas (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  9 May 2008 (USA)
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A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money.



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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. Written by Marisa_Gabriella

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual and crude content, and language,including a drug reference | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 May 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Locura de amor en Las Vegas  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,263,093 (UK) (9 May 2008)


$80,276,912 (USA) (12 September 2008)

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Did You Know?


Joy's party trick was performed by Cameron Diaz in another movie - Charlie's Angel's: Full Throttle during the recovery of the Halo rings. See more »


In the scene where Jack and Joy first tell each other why they're in Vegas, the ice in Joy's drink refills and empties depending on the camera angle. See more »


Jack Fuller: If you stop betting, you never have to lose.
Joy McNally: I'd bet on you, Jack.
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Crazy Credits

There is an additional scene with the wedding video after the first few credits See more »


References Bowling for Columbine (2002) See more »


We Are the Champions
Written by Freddie Mercury
Performed by Steve Murphy
Courtesy of Deetown Entertainment
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User Reviews

Enjoyable comedy without the usual Hollywood overkill
9 May 2008 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I was in fear of going to see this movie.The reviews were appalling. At the last minute I relented and went expecting the worst. I was pleasantly surprised after 10 minutes my fears were dispelled and I actually started to enjoy the film. The basis of the film was predictable but the way the 2 central characters draw you in surprised me. They worked very well together and played off each other very well. Yes there are 1 or 2 silly scenes but it was still funny.

I think the best thing about this comedy was that it left it up to the audience to draw their own conclusions on the characters of the central characters without laying (on as Hollywood usually does)it on heavy with the romantic or schmuty character embellishment.

Just a funny story with 2 ( 4 including the supporting friends) very good comic actors. Give yourself a break its not overly typical Hollywood flick and I found it funny anyway ! PS I am not a teenager !

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