Thursday, 13 March 2014
"What Happens In Vegas" - A Review Of The 2008 Film On BLU RAY
Here is a link to the right BLU RAY issue on Amazon UK to get this at the best price:
Sure Joy and Jack make for a handsome couple (Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher) - but what gives "What Happens In Vegas" so much zip as a rom-com - is that the two Hollywood A-Listers actually do seem to have some chemistry together (like Uma Thurman has with Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the underrated "The Accidental Husband").
Sober and forced to live in the same apartment as man and wife (the result of a drunken night and shotgun wedding in a Las Vegas Casino) - the warring couple have the incentive of a slot machine Jackpot at the end of their custodial sentence. So all our mismatched lovebirds need to do is survive six months in each other's company and a few soul-searching therapeutic sessions with one of those pesky marriage guidance types. Now how difficult can that be?
Will their initial undeniable attraction resurface? Will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?
Cue raised toilet seats, shower curtain rails, poop jokes, parties, beer, hookers, double-crossing hijinks and man-woman bickering on a level that makes a night at The Sopranos dinner table look positively inviting.
“What Happens In Vegas” is a genuinely likeable watch – very funny and oddly charming too. Throw in a hugely talented support cast in Dennis Farina, Treat Williams, Deirdre O’Connell, Rob Corddry (as the obnoxious buddy), Zach Galifianakis and Queen Latifah as their put-upon but savvied marital doctor - and you’re on a winner.
Fans should also be aware that the 'US' BLU RAY on 20th Century Fox is REGION A LOCKED - so it won't play on our machines unless they're chipped to be 'all regions' (which few are).
Stick with the UK variant - it's cheaper than a high-heeled floozy at the roulette table and will legally allow you to throttle your partner should they reach for the pause button on the remote...