After the wildest party night of their lives, two mismatched strangers, Jack (Ashton Kutcher) and Joy (Cameron Diaz), wake up in Vegas to discover they not only got lucky ‚?" they got married! The road to annulment takes a... more » hilarious turn after Jack wins a three-million-dollar jackpot while playing Joy‚??s quarter and a no-nonsense judge (Dennis Miller) sentences them to six months ‚??hard marriage.‚?Ě What follows is an all-out war of the sexes as Jack and Joy go to outrageous lengths to try and cheat each other out of the money. But in the end, they may learn that when you gamble on love, you just might win, against all odds!« less
Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO Reviewed on 7/4/2012...
What happens in Vegas? A whole lot of fun and weddings around the clock. Also if you want to keep it personal and quite they accommodate that too. When a sexy young couple fly there for a fun evening Vegas only knows what will happen because it stays there!. The two just happen to be drunk and stupid and wind up sharing the same room by mistake. Even though the newly hitched couple return home to New York City and go about dissolving their mistaken union it becomes clear there is some chemistry between this couple. In the case of Joy McNally (Cameron Diaz from Gangs of New York, Vanilla Sky) and Jack Fuller (Ashton Kutcher from Punkíd, Two and a Half Men) they actually hate each other even though they didnít act like it the night they wed! The couple knows they must go their separate ways but when Jack puts a quarter into a slot machine magic happens and they win a million bucks!
They go see Judge Whopper (Denis Miller from Judgment Night, The Denis Miller Show) about divorcing but he decides they need to work things out before they can split their winnings, which of course they eventually do. Itís predictable but so much fun watching these two young actors straighten out their differences (and discover they are actually in love) that itís well worth watching!
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Ann B. from AURORA, CO Reviewed on 7/12/2011...
I got a kick out of this. Typical plot, but the actors made it good. It was light and good for a few laughs.
Rachel W. from DELANSON, NY Reviewed on 1/31/2011...
This movie was cute and funny ...i was not dissapointed it is exactly what i expected out of a romantic comedy with cameron and ashton
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Nancy W. from CHARLOTTE, NC Reviewed on 12/18/2010...
Excellent entertainment. Both hubby and myself enjoyed this comedy. Great movie
Rachel R. from CULVER, OR Reviewed on 8/6/2010...
Very funny, enjoyable movie with a great ending! Hidden under the comedy is a good reminder about commitment and what it takes to make a marriage work. Love it!
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Lory S. from TRINIDAD, CO Reviewed on 1/13/2010...
Well done, laugh-out-loud funny, keeping this one for my collection!
Sabrina R. from COLUMBUS, IN Reviewed on 12/9/2009...
Thia movie is hilarious!
Marianna S. (Angeloudi) from HOLIDAY, FL Reviewed on 7/1/2009...
This movie is laugh-out-loud hilarious! After a wild weekend in Vegas, Jack Fuller (Ashton Kucher) and Joy McNally (Cameron Diaz)find themselves married even though they don't know each other and only met that night. Fuller wins a 3 million dollar jackpot using McNally's quarter in the slot machine, so the rest of the movie involves trying to cheat each other out of the money while pretending to be happily married (judge's orders). What ensues is hilarious antics while they drive each other crazy. Diaz was made for this role!
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Suzanne B. Reviewed on 1/3/2009...
I was unexpectedly delighted by this comedy. Of course, the plot is realistically unfathomable, but so what??? Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher are hysterically funny as a seemingly mismatched couple following a court order to stay married. A light-hearted, funny film.
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It may be stupid, but it's still kinda funny...
Andrew Ellington | I'm kind of everywhere | 09/17/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, so sue me; I laughed a lot while watching this movie. My wife said that the film was horribly stupid but I didn't care. Sure, it was predictable beyond belief but why would you expect anything but a predictable romantic comedy? I mean, yes, at times the humor was a little off color or just plain ridiculous, but in a world embracing the comedic genius that is Judd Apatow (don't get me wrong, this is no where near as good as an Apatow production) why would you get mad over that?
`What Happens in Vegas' is exactly what you'd expect from a comedy starring Aston Kutcher.
The film tells the story of control freak Joy and slacker Jack. Joy was just dumped by her fiancé and Jack was just fired by his own father. When all goes wrong the only viable option is to go crazy in Vegas, so that is what they decide to do. It is in Vegas where they meet and get drunk and get hitched only to wake up desperate to end their relationship; that is until Jack wins $3,000,000 with Joy's quarter and each wants the cash. What happens next is highly unlikely (very highly) but for the sake of the film we'll follow along. A judge sentences them to a half year of marriage before either of them can be awarded the money. Jack and Joy are thus forced to live together and `work on their marriage' in order to attain the cast they so desperately desire.
The pot shots taken are over-the-top at times, but funny none-the-less. The situation is more preposterous than any of the jokes, and the actions taken by the two main characters, as immature as they are, are believable when you take into context the nature of the characters they are playing.
I mean seriously, a lot of people are that stupid.
Cameron Diaz is above this, I will say that. She is a wonderfully talented comedic actress who deserves better than the material she is provided here. Her performances in films like `Vanilla Sky' and `Being John Malkovich' and even `My Best Friends Wedding' all prove her talent and should have garnered an Oscar nomination by now. Instead she is reduced to starring alongside Aston Kutcher in a film tailor made for his persona as apposed to her talent. This is not above Kutcher, in fact it is a step up for him (look at what he's done up until now). Honestly, if you are looking at this film because you are a fan of Kutcher then you have nothing to complain about since this is undeniably one of his better films. If you are watching this because you are a fan of Diaz then you may have reason to be bitter since this may be the worst film she's ever done.
Forget them for a minute though, because the real stars of this film are Rob Corddry and Lake Bell who play Hater and Tipper, the happy couples best friends. These two have such a brilliant love/hate chemistry that is seriously the funniest part of the film.
In the end I can't say that this is a great movie or one that I would highly recommend, but if you are a fan of the genre or the films male lead then you already know what to expect and you most likely will enjoy this film to an extent. If you are not a fan of either then you should really be looking elsewhere. Regardless, look at it for what it is and you will find something enjoyable about the whole experience."
Reuben Roa | Murrieta, CA United States | 05/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best kind of comedy you can make. Nothing far-fetched just people being people with hilarious humor and not over-the-top romance. It is a little cliche and predictable but what movie isnt. I could watch this over and over again."
With two beers it's better
Samantha Revis | Sante Fe, New Mexico | 09/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a funny "no brainer" movie with a sweet ending. You don't have to think about the plot, it is very predictable. Just relax and enjoy the slap stick humor. This is a good movie to watch after a hard day of work with a couple beers and some popcorn. It will make you laugh and you don't have to bring your brain. This would be a great first date movie too."
Barely worth the gamble
Jason | Backwater, Alabama | 09/15/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Two people down on life do what losers do. Jack (Kutcher) is a grown up adolescent who just got fired by his own father. Joy (Diaz) is a control freak who just got dumped by her fiancé - in front of all her friends.
Naturally, the two dimwits think going to Vegas will solve all their problems. What follows is pure Britney Spears - they get trashed, party, and do incredibly stupid things. Awaking the next morning, they learn one of the stupid things was a drunken marriage. No longer inebriated, they agree that the marriage was a mistake, and after a brief argument, they agree to an annulment. Moments later Jack uses Joy's quarter and wins 3 million dollars. Naturally, they argue over ownership, and the wacky paint-by-numbers script ensues.
Considering that I find Kutcher and Diaz two of the less appealing stars in Hollywood, the movie didn't have a great chance of impressing me. The two stars were OK at best, providing a few chuckles along the way. Luckily, however, Jack and Joy's best friends who tagged along to Vegas were hilarious. Their constant banter, asinine behavior, and hatred for one another provide the only real hard laughs of the entire movie. Anyone who walks away from this movie without laughing at their "junk punch" scene doesn't have a sense of humor.
If it weren't for the co-stars, this would be a two-star snoozer for the most part. Much like actual gambling in Vegas, however, there are times when a lucky person rubs off on another. The friends in this movie are the lucky streak and overall I'd recommend it as a light comedy."
What Happens in Vegas is the dumbing down of comedy...
Jonny Rotten | Neverland | 09/12/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Well, it is as much as I have predicted, a barely watchable comedy with mediocre stars Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher heading the cast. There were some funny moments, Kutcher either had the better lines or more experience in comedies where as Diaz's only real success at comedy started and ended with There's Something About Mary. Kutcher shouldn't have quit his day job and stayed on That 70's Show, he played the airheaded clueless and incredibly dumb part very well. I think he's trying to break out more into film, and I guess it's only a matter of time when he's given the right script? I can't recall the last really good film Diaz was ever in? Can't say Charlie's Angels, it was OK, but nothing special. What Happens in Vegas pretty much plays out the predictable story of two people who go to Vegas to forget out their personal troubles, get hammered (like many I expect) and end up married. Perhaps by fate, Kutcher pulls the handle and thus wins 3 million dollars. Well, now they are both in it for the money, but instead of being granted an annulment or a divorce, Judge Miller sentences them to 6 months hard marriage counseling. Some funny things happen that I got a kick out of. Both do horrible things to each other to make the other quit. Diaz ties up the bathroom for hours, Kutcher uses the sink for a toilet and "Oh, by the way...it's your day to do dishes." Plus the removal of the bathroom door and the toilet seat was classic. I'll have to remember than one for myself. In the end, both being to "grow on one another" but in its predictability and cliché story/screen play...What Happens in Vegas pretty much lost my full attention about half way through. Not terrible, but certainly not great by any stretch of the means. I can't recommend buying it, perhaps watching it out of curiosity...that' about as far as it goes. There are better comedies out there, and if you want to see a classic with a Vegas back drop, watch "Honey Moon in Vegas", a far funnier and more entertaining film... pure, classic Nicholas Cage comedy at its best."