All Three Jennifer Aniston-Adam Sandler Pairings Ranked
As Adam Sandler is still in the "make a movie in a vacation-friendly destination with a famously beautiful actress as the wife of a schlubby dude in baggy basketball shorts" phase of his career, the Happy Gilmore star has made not one, not two, but three films co-starring Jennifer Aniston (including the recently released Murder Mystery 2). Which one reigns supreme? Are any of them actually better than just watching two hours' worth of Friends episodes and Opera Man clips on YouTube instead? We've decided to rank the Sandison (Anisdler?) trilogy, beginning with…
Just Go With It
This borderline insulting farce very easily could have ruined the Aniston-Sandler cinematic combo for good; Sandler plays a womanizing plastic surgeon who gets wrapped up in an elaborate lie that requires forcing his nurse (Aniston) to pretend to be his ex-wife. Surprise, surprise, this deception involves a trip to Hawaii, also the shocking, She's All That-esque revelation that his nurse is super hot when she's not wearing her glasses.
Murder Mystery 2
Murder Mystery 2 is a mostly disappointing follow-up to the 2019 original, one which oddly jettisons everything the first movie conspicuously teed up in its final moments (we get a throwaway mention of Audrey and Nick's trip on the Orient Express, which apparently resulted in zero murders). Weirdly, this sequel to Murder Mystery isn't actually a murder mystery and instead focuses on an elaborate kidnapping scheme. Still, there are worse ways to spend 90 minutes than watching Sandler and Aniston bicker with each other in exotic locations.
2019's Murder Mystery is a surprisingly fun, old-fashioned caper, capitalizing on Sandler and Aniston's natural chemistry (sadly wasted in Just Go With It) by casting them as an old married couple who find themselves smack in the middle of an Agatha Christie-style whodunnit. While the first sequel may not have lived up to this one, hopefully, Netflix will keep cranking out Murder Mystery movies until Adam Sandler runs out of countries to investigate crimes in.
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