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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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It's a battle of the sexes and they're playing dirty. See more »

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

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Locura de amor en Las Vegas  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,263,093 (UK) (9 May 2008)

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

On Joy's (Cameron Diaz) first day of work after getting married, she leaves for work wearing a blue dress, then she is shown at work wearing a gray dress, then at marriage counseling wearing the blue dress again. See more »

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The slot machine the progressive jackpot is won on shows that 2 coins are needed to win the jackpot. Jack deposited only 1 coin. See more »

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Banger: So you're the lucky guy?
Jack Fuller: Yeah, Jack Fuller
[shakes Banger's hand]
Banger: Hi, i'm Richard Banger, you're in my seat!
Jack Fuller: Hold on a second, your name is Richard Banger?
Banger: Yeah!
Jack Fuller: So your name is Dick Banger! Dick Banger! Dick Banger!, you my friend have supplied us with jokes for the whole weekend.
Banger: And you must be Jack? Jack off! Jack off!, give it to me baby!
[Jack & Banger embrace each other]
Jack Fuller: And the old man is quick enough to think of a comeback
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 10 May 2008 (2008) See more »

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Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Dee Theodore), Jason Gleed, Vinny Alfieri and Joey Katsaros
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Typical, but still funny
11 May 2008 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

When I first saw the trailer to What Happens in Vegas..., I thought it did look so predictable, but it had some really funny moments in the trailer, so I still wanted to see it. The only sad part, we have Cameron Diaz(who looks like a really good looking aging woman) and Ashton Kutcher(who still looks and acts like he's 12 years old), so we have two obnoxious actors that could have made a very disastrous film. But I saw What Happens in Vegas... yesterday and even though it was very predictable and stupid, it still had some very funny moments. I mean, Cameron and Ashton play two of the most unlikeable characters in movie history, who just bicker back and forth. The characters who win you over in the film are Rob Corddry and Lake Bell, who's fighting is actually very funny. But Aston and Cameron had some really good moments too.

Joy just got dumped by her boyfriend in front of her friends, Jack just got fired by his own father, so what's next for them? VEGAS! They happen to meet when their rooms get mixed up and end up drinking together, having a ball in Vegas, and end up accidentally marrying each other. When they come too, they realize it was a mistake, but start bickering, Joy leaves a quarter at her slot machine and Jack puts it in and wins 3 million dollars! But when it comes to the annulment, for some strange and unbelievable reason, the judge sentences them to 6 months hard marriage and freezes the money. So these two who have nothing in common battle it out, until of course they fall for each other.

What Happens in Vegas... is silly and predictable, but I do think the rating her on IMDb is a little harsh. I completely side with people who hate Cameron and Ashton, but their battle scenes together are pretty funny. Just I've seen so many worse films, this was just a fun romantic comedy to lighten the spirit of Iron Man and Speed Racer, not to mention the more action packed movies for the summer. So I'd say it's worth the look, but more of a rental vs. a high priced ticket, but just have fun, I think you'll get more than a few laughs.

5/10


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