What Happens in Vegas
What Happens in Vegas (2008)

Two strangers (Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher) find themselves hitched after a wild night of Las Vegas shenanigans in this 20th Century Fox comedy. Jack Fuller (Kutcher) is a single Manhattanite who can never quite commit to a permanent,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 22, 2008
DVD Release Date: August 26, 2008
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: What Happens in Vegas has a few laughs, but mostly settles for derivative romantic comedy conventions and receives little help from a pair of unlikable leads.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

The screenplay is awful, the direction is bland and the performances are beyond redemption.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

What Happens in Vegas refuses to take a gamble. Like a bleary-eyed gambler repeatedly tossing a pair of dice, it tiredly goes through the motions.

Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

a funny movie about the sexes that doesn't diminish either gender in its execution--a tougher task, obviously, than one would presume.

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John Anderson

What Happens in Vegas contains enough unbridled silliness to salvage its lowbrow high concept.

Philip Marchand
Toronto Star

Here's a romantic comedy that is goofy, highly implausible, sometimes over the top, often in bad taste, and resolutely empty-headed. In short, it's the best example of its genre to appear on the screen this year.

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Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

What Happens in Vegas has mediocre direction and a strained screenplay, so how can it be any good? What carries the film is its two stars. If Ashton Kutcher bothers you, you'll probably hate What Happens in Vegas. If Cameron Diaz leaves you

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

What Happens in Vegas... should have stayed in development -- forever. This ramshackle -- and occasionally repulsive -- farce doesn't even deliver on the minimal promise of its title; most of it takes place in Manhattan.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Why do we have to suffer through movies like What Happens in Vegas, which is the worst-in-breed not only for this year, but very likely in living memory.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Another predictable romantic comedy, one that insists that spending time locked into an unhappy marriage doesn't breed contempt, but sows love. [Blu-ray]

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
They handpicked two of the most annoying (and terrible) actors to play these unbelievably detestable characters, in a loathsome romcom that panders to the… More
Candy Rose
Jack (Ashton) and Joy's (Cameron) lives are falling apart when they meet one night in Vegas. They get drunk and get married. Then Jack wins 3 million… More
Red Lats
Even though I knew what was going to happen, I enjoyed it.
Lucas Martins
An exhaustive comedy, that with silly humor and immature characters, especially Jack Fuller (Ashton Kutcher) a good looking guy, but that has a childish… More
Thomas Johnston
Totally predictable and I still enjoyed the ride.
Wildaly M
Funny comedy romp. Kinda enjoyed it.