VOD Spotlight: “Just Go With It”

Brooklyn Decker makes a seamless move from modeling to acting in her first major motion picture Just Go With It. Decker’s character Palmer becomes the object of affection of Danny (Adam Sandler), who avoids commitment by telling women he is married. But when he falls for Palmer, instead of telling her the truth about his marital status, he compounds the lie, with hilarious consequences, using his long-suffering assistant (Jennifer Aniston) to play his soon-to-be-ex-wife.

When the lie leads Palmer, Danny and his “wife and kids” to Hawaii, Decker, who has appeared in every Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue since 2006, gets plenty of chances to appear scantily clad and tanned, making her perhaps the most desirable object of affection since Bo Derek in 10. “Obviously, she’s extremely beautiful, but it turns out she’s just a natural actress,” says director Dennis Dugan.

Decker had auditioned for Sandler and was in the mix for the part of Danny’s sweet and naïve love interest when last year’s swimsuit issue hit newsstands.  “That was a total whirlwind,” Decker remembers.  While she was doing publicity for the magazine, “that week, I got a call asking if I could come out for the table read with Adam, Jen, Nicole, and Nick – so I came out to do it, and that evening I got a call from Adam saying, ‘Hey, kid, you want the part – it’s yours.’”

Dugan says Decker had the chops to hang with her more seasoned co-stars.  “She’s very sweet and a good actress,” the director says.

“Just Go With It” is now showing on Video On Demand. Check your cable system for availability.

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© 2011 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. Credit: Tracy Bennett