Trailer Trash: What Happens in Vegas

[17 April 2008]

By PopMatters Staff

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WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS Scheduled release date: May 9

Oh, if only the saying were true.

But you know what really should have stayed in Vegas? Cameron Diaz’s and Ashton Kutcher’s performances in this hammy, showy, circus-freak-act of a flick, that’s what.

What Happens in Vegas is a cautionary tale about two people who wake up to a helluva hangover when they realize they got hitched during a night of wild partying.

How very Britney Spears of them.

Then, just as the unhappily hitched couple is talking annulment, one of them wins a huge jackpot with - wait for it, wait for it - the other’s quarter.

So now they need a high-powered divorce attorney, marital counseling or, because this is a stupid comedy, both.

Queen Latifah and Dennis Miller show up to mug for the camera; Diaz turns on her weird, shrieky, herky-jerky schtick; Kutcher acts dumb and makes us all question Demi Moore’s judgment, and for every second I continue to watch this trailer, I die just a little bit inside.

Rating: Zero dancing popcorn guys (out of 4)

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