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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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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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Taglines:

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

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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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$80,277,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$219,375,797
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Rob Corddry, Ashton Kutcher slapped him in the face during his audition even though it was not scripted. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Joy and Jack race to the counselor's office, Joy's hair clearly changes from just a hot mess to a hot mess looking afro. See more »

Quotes

[after Joy is dumped by her fiancé]
Tipper: You know what? I can get a couple of my brother's loser ass friends to go over to Mason's apartment , knock on the door and when he opens it wham! They'll junk-punch him all up in his man business and he'll fall to the floor whaling and crying "why?" and then we'll say "you know why!"
Joy McNally: Wow! Did you just make that up?
Tipper: No, I thought about it a lot on the way over
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Crazy Credits

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Referenced in Drop Dead Diva: Home Away from Home (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Hustle Man
Written by Amon Flanagan and Robert Smith Jr.
Performed by Tyrant the Don
Courtesy of Beat Mobb Music Group / Paragon Entertainment Group
Under license by Ford Music Services
By Arrangement with Paragon Special Products
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Something enjoyable to watch with the missus
30 May 2008 | by richard-702See all my reviews

When I think of the RomCom genre I see 2 people meeting by accident, not getting along, circling around each other for 1 hour and then in the end, by magic, finally seeing the beauty in each other and living happily ever after. Im not saying that this movie is all that better or even different from that, but its one of the few in the genre that actually made me laugh out loud a couple of times.

The story is pretty plain, 2 people have to go on with this drunken Vegas marriage to get the 1,5 million each that they won, they struggle hard to make the other one give up on it. This is the setting for most of the film and it gives the viewer some really familiar every day situations pushed to the extreme, the interaction between Cameron and Ashton is working out well all through the movie, they really seem to be having fun acting their parts.

I don't understand why this movie is at a 5.1 rating, sure its nothing new, sure its not the best storyline you have ever seen, but its good clear fun if you are looking for just that, nothing more nothing less.


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