This is a formulaic comedy propped up be a reasonable ensemble cast.
Unfortunately the scrip is so-so at its best - with poor dialogue and an over reliance on physical humour, shock and the odd gross out moment.
There is a general feeling of this all being delivered within pretty polite boundaries and it never really cuts loose.
It is the type of thing that might get branded as a 'screwball' comedy or a 'madcap caper' - which is usually film industry code for 'not funny' and 'tries hard'.
The out-takes shown at the end speak volumes. There is no real chemistry between cast members - and as they fake laugh at each other's fumbled lines and poor adlibs you just get overwhelmed with a sense of how joyless a pay day this must have been.
It's never so bad that you'll actually switch it off. You might smile even, but you probably won't laugh. Which isn't a good quality in what is supposed to be out and out comedy.
This comes out of the school of The Hangover, Bridesmaids and that type of thing - it shares the same type of comedy blue print - but both of those films were well executed and genuinely funny. This is what happen when you get a hit movie - you get the roll along stuff that falls short too.
Performances are generally lacklustre all round. It's another big screen coffin for Jennifer Aniston to be honest. She never really has made it on the big screen - but goodness knows they keep asking her to try.
Look, I'd give it a miss, but if you do end up watching it, it won't be the worst thing you ever saw.
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