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Dana Stevens on the Rom-Com

I haven't seen the film -- and probably won't -- but this is why I so enjoy reading Dana Stevens's movie reviews on Slate.com.

Here she takes on Just Go With It, the new Adam Sandler-Jennifer Aniston film, which she calls:

a comedy so noxious it seems the product of deliberate malignity. Surely the sour, vapid, miserable world of this movie can't reflect any real human being's notion of what love or humor or good storytelling is—not even a Hollywood screenwriter's. The only acceptable explanation for the existence of Just Go With It is that everyone involved in the creation of this movie—the director Dennis Dugan, the co-writers Allan Loeb and Timothy Dowling, the entire misused and humiliated cast—hates romantic comedy and wants it to die.

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