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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.

Director:

Tom Vaughan

Writer:

Dana Fox
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Diaz ... Joy McNally
Ashton Kutcher ... Jack Fuller
Rob Corddry ... Hater
Lake Bell ... Tipper
Jason Sudeikis ... Mason
Treat Williams ... Jack Fuller Sr.
Deirdre O'Connell ... Mrs. Fuller
Michelle Krusiec ... Chong
Dennis Farina ... Banger
Zach Galifianakis ... Dave the Bear
Queen Latifah ... Dr. Twitchell
Krysten Ritter ... Kelly
Ricky Garcia ... Fuller Closets Worker
Andrew Daly ... Curtis
Benita Robledo ... Maid
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

9 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What Happens in Vegas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,172,474, 11 May 2008

Gross USA:

$80,277,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$219,375,562
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Runtime:

| (extended edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the UK and Australia, the DVD was the first film to include a Digital Copy with it. See more »

Goofs

After Jack's father makes the last shot to win their basketball match, the ball can be seen swishing through the hoop and bounce a couple of times, on the next wide angle shot showing his father walking away, the basketball is no where to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Jack Fuller: Where's the one place where you can step up and be a man?
Hater: Community college?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Conan: What Happens in Vegas Is Typically Pretty Sad (2011) See more »

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Love
Written by Matt White and Paul Umbach
Performed by Matt White
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Funny yet simple
22 March 2011 | by ConnorMonteithSee all my reviews

"What happens in Vegas" is about 2 people unexpectedly meeting up in Las Vegas, and after getting drunk, getting married. The next day, none of them can remember the night. Joy McNally (Cameron Diaz) and Jack Fuller (Ashton Kutcher) - the now pronounced married couple - turn up in court after Jack wins the jackpot $3,000,000. They are sentenced to 6 months hard marriage, and must attend regular counselling sessions. If they manage to live together for the whole time, the money is split. But if one of them asks to get out of the marriage, then the money is rewarded to the other person. So they each make the other persons life hell to force them out of the marriage.

The film is a perfect mix of romance and humour. The film is pretty predictable to the viewer, but that doesn't make it bad. It's not a typical Hollywood flick. It may be basic with storyline and humour, but somehow it still appeals to many people.

Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher both play fantastic roles as always. In the film, they both act about 10 years old, playing jokes on each other, and just having a good time. They play there characters incredibly well. In my opinion, Kutcher has played his most energized performance to date.

"What happens in Vegas" is an exceedingly bright comedy, and Diaz and Kutcher seem to work well together and have fun playing their roles with each other. The start of the film is basically like many other film set in Sin City, but it eventually settles into a rhythm.

Tom Vaughan - the director - structures this film in a way that makes it enjoyable compared to some other similar RomCom's. I recommend watching if you have liked previous RomCom's. Something about this particular film makes is stand out from other classic movie's.


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