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What Happens in Vegas (DVD Review)

17 Aug, 2008 By: Rachel Cericola

What Happens

Street 8/26/08
Box Office $80.1 million
$29.98 DVD, $34.98 two-DVD set, $39.98 Blu-ray
Rated 'PG-13' for some sexual and crude content, and language, including a drug reference.
Stars Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Lake Bell, Rob Corddry, Dennis Miller, Treat Williams, Dennis Farina, Jason Sudeikis.

Jack (Kutcher) is a commitment-phobic loser who was fired by his own dad. Joy (Diaz) is a stockbroker who was dumped by her fiancé in front of all of their friends, while in hiding for his surprise birthday party. What better way to drown both their sorrows than an adventure in Sin City?

In a drunken blur, the two get married. After deciding on an annulment, Jack hits a $3 million jackpot. Now Joy wants a piece of the marital bliss. The two end up in court, where the judge (Miller) freezes the money and orders them to six months of hard marriage. The rest is like a comedic War of the Roses, where each one tries to one-up the other in who can be the most annoying.

The film is surprisingly funny, but it's Kutcher and Diaz who will convince viewers to roll the dice on the home video version.

The single-disc DVD release is so bare bones it's like Siegfried without Roy. The two-disc "Jackpot" edition ups the ante with more than two hours of bonus materials, including commentary with the director and editor.

Where are Kutcher and Diaz? They don't contribute commentary, but fans of either will appreciate the goofy, talk show-style discussion titled "Sitting Down with Cameron and Ashton." Corddry also gets some laughs in the faux commercial "From the Law Firm of Stephen J. Hader, Esq."

The Blu-ray version throws in deleted and extended scenes and the featurette "Bottoms Up! An Intoxicating Vegas Experience." Both the "Jackpot" and Blu-ray versions also include a digital copy so viewers can take the flick on the fly, with an iPod, iPhone or other compatible device.

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