- Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker, Rachel Specter, Bailee Madison, Dave Matthews, Nicole Kidman, Nick Swardson, Elena Satine, Kevin Nealon, Heidi Montag, Lori Heuring, Marisa Saks, Elena Kolpachikova, Dana Goodman, Todd Sherry, Branscombe Richmond, Natalina Maggio, Tenille Houston, Erin Pickett, Kent Avenido
- Director: Dennis Dugan
- Writers: Allan Loeb, Tim Dowling, Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler
- Producers: Jack Giarraputo, Heather Parry, Adam Sandler
- Executive Producers: Barry Bernardi, Allen Covert, Tim Herlihy, Steve Koren
- Art Directions: Alan Au, John Collins
- Castings: Roger Mussenden, Jeremy Rich
- D.O.P.: Theo van de Sande
- Makeup: Ann Pala
- Music: Rupert Gregson-Williams
- Production Design: Perry Andelin Blake
- Set Decoration: Claire Kaufman
A plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii that will change all their lives.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Filming Locations: Hawaii, USA; Los Angeles, USA
- MPAA Warning: Frequent crude and sexual content, partial nudity, brief drug references and language
- Production Budget: $37 million
- Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Happy Madison
- Production Schedule: 1 March 2010 - May 2010
2011 Guide Analysis: "Just in time for Valentine's Day comes this Hawaii-set Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston rom-com about a guy getting his assistant to pose as his imaginary ex-wife in order to get the woman of his dreams. Sound familiar? It should. It's an unauthorized remake of a 2005 Bollywood film, itself a remake of the 1969 Walter Matthau and Ingrid Bergman comedy "Cactus Flower", which was adapted from an earlier Broadway stage play, which itself was based on the French play "Fleur de cactus". Quite frankly whomever came up with the original idea is probably dead from suffocating on all the money being paid to him in royalties.
In any case you can tell exactly where this film is going, which leaves only the question of its quality. If you're expecting a film above the usual Sandler-level shite, think again as the director and writers are Happy Madison staples like Dennis Dugan, Tim Herlihy, and so forth. The surprise here is two casting choices - Nicole Kidman and musician Dave Matthews in key supporting roles as a yuppie couple.
Sandler and Aniston as friends is easy to buy, the two have actually known each other for over twenty years so their scenes in the trailer play out with a pretty good chemistry. As a romantic pairing however, I'm just not that sold though it more plausible than the supermodel-esque character showing anything close to an interest in a schlub like Sandler. Test screening reviews have hardly been glowing about the film which will likely be as quickly forgotten as other paradise-set rom-com trash like "Fool's Gold"."