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 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.” 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!
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What Happens in Vegas contains enough unbridled silliness to salvage its lowbrow high concept.
Here's a romantic comedy that is goofy, highly implausible, sometimes over the top, often in bad taste, and resolutely empty-headed. In short, it's the best example of its genre to appear on the screen this year.
By being a smidge smarter than the average date movie, it makes the first-time meeting, the battle of the sexes and the bumpy course of true love entertaining despite overfamiliarity.
Though likely not a film you'll remember a month after seeing it, it does hit most of the right notes for a good date flick.
The felicitous pairing of Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher overcomes the mechanical setup of this amiable screwball comedy about mismatched Manhattanites who wed in Las Vegas following a drunken first date.