Let's give Adam Sandler some credit - his films are consistent. But is playing it safe really the right track for a comedian who became famous for his foul-mouthed shenanigans?
The trailer for his latest romantic comedy, Just Go With It, is filled with the usual tame humor - and Jennifer Aniston.
Just Go With It also stars Nicole Kidman (although I didn't see her in the trailer and she gets no title credit), Heidi Montag, and rising star Bailee Madison (Brothers). Long-time Sandler-collaborator Dennis Dugan has directed the rom-com.
Check out the trailer below.
The problem is, I only laughed once while watching the trailer - and that was a mild chuckle. Assuming other people have a similar reaction, the lack of humor in the trailer could be a problem for the comedy.
If there is one reason to see this film, it is the introduction of supermodel Brooklyn Decker to the acting scene. While she has made guest appearances on television, this will be her first major role. She must have impressed somebody, as she will also star in next year's Battleship. Clearly, Brooklyn Decker's role is more prominent than the trailer credits suggest. Sony must believe Jennifer Aniston still sells movies with her name - a questionable concept.
Is it time to admit a supermodel-turned-actress revolution is on the way? Rosie Huntington-Whiteley can be seen in next year's Transformers 3. Will any follow in Cameron Diaz's footprints with an established and lengthy career? Odds are - one or two will be able to stick around.
If you think the trailer wasn't a good sell on the film, you're not alone. Even Sony is releasing it in the dead zone of mid-February. It's kind of shameful to watch Adam Sandler slowly decline in his comedic choices. This film is just more of the same softcore comedy he has given us for years now.
I want to believe there is a second wind coming for Sandler, but he constantly proves us wrong. Funny People was arguably a funny movie, but Sandler was pretty drab in it. Ironically, his funniest parts were stock footage from his younger days. He opened up a bit for Don't Mess With The Zohan, but it's tough to even call that a real movie.
Obviously, Just Go With It will not be the "return of Adam Sandler." How do you feel about it? Sound off in the comments section below.
Just Go With It releases February 11th, 2011.