What Happens in Vegas

June 7, 2008 - A drunken night in Vegas turns into true love for Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. Unfortunately, it didn't turn into a very good movie.

Diaz plays Joy, a Wall Street trader who decides to throw a surprise party for her fiancé. The surprise turns out to be that he dumps her and their friends hear every word. Kutcher is Jack, a slacker who gets fired by his dad from the family closet-making business.

To help get over their disappointment, they each grab a friend and head to Las Vegas. A mix-up in rooms leads to the four being thrown together, which leads to Joy and Jack getting married just hours later, which leads to Joy and Jack deciding to divorce just hours after that. But, they can't get away clean. Jack puts one of Joy's quarters in a slot machine and hits the jackpot. When they get back to New York, judge Dennis Miller sentences them to six months of marriage before he'll grant a divorce and divvy up the cash.

Overall review: ** The movie is a comedy, so you know going in that Jack and Joy will fall in love in the end. Unfortunately, watching them get there isn't as much fun as it should have been. The movie has its moments, but I couldn't shake the feeling that the humor here was largely mean-spirited and went for belly laughs when a little bit of wit would have worked so much better.