The film's opening weekend drew what The Hollywood Reporter dubbed "a dispiriting The story is about a plastic surgeon, played by Sandler, who asks his office manager, played by Aniston, to pose as his wife, to prove his honesty to his much younger girlfriend, played by Brooklyn Decker.
Aniston starred in the comedy movie Horrible Bosses (2011), with Colin Farrell, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jamie Foxx, directed by Seth Gordon.
While the film received mixed reviews, Aniston's performance was more warmly received, with many critics suggesting that she had screen presence.
She gained critical acclaim for her performance in the low-budget film The Good Girl (2002), playing an unglamorous cashier who cheats on her husband.
The latter film opened in relatively few theaters – under 700 in total – taking In 2002, film critic Roger Ebert declared the role as her breakthrough film, stating that, "after languishing in a series of overlooked movies that ranged from the entertaining Office Space to the disposable Picture Perfect (1997), Jennifer Aniston has at last decisively broken with her "Friends" image in an independent film of satiric fire and emotional turmoil. Club wrote, "Aniston plays Jules' therapist, and the part is more or less a twist on the old, 'The psychiatrist is crazier than the patient!
It will no longer be possible to consider her in the same way."s Keith Phipps gave the film a negative review stating, "It’s like watching the 'we were on a break' episode of Friends stretched to feature length, and without the blessed relief of commercial breaks or the promise of Seinfeld around the corner." Her announcement to appear on Cougar Town garnered excitement and was dubbed as her return to television. ' gimmick, though the show has a lot of fun with the idea that the therapist is obviously batshit [...] It's a funny bit, and it highlights just how much Jennifer Aniston is built to be a TV star." In March 2010, Aniston appeared in the romantic comedy action film The Bounty Hunter, which costarred Gerard Butler. The Hollywood Reporter described it as a "mishmash ends up as a thoroughly unfunny adult cartoon." A lukewarm box-office reception greeted her next film, the romantic comedy The Switch (2010), in which she co-starred with Jason Bateman.
Aniston was cast in her first television role in 1990, starring as a regular on the short-lived series Molloy.
She then co-starred in Ferris Bueller, a television adaptation of the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), and like Molloy also quickly canceled.
Her other films include Along Came Polly (2004) and He's Just Not That Into You (2009).
The character was widely popular during the airing of the series and was later recognized as one of the 100 greatest female characters in United States television.
Aniston has played the female protagonist in a number of comedies and romantic comedies.
Aniston's rep denied they were an item, pointing out that the outing included "six people" and wasn't "a romantic dinner."But less than two weeks later, the stars dined together again – with Aniston's close gal pals, Courteney Cox and Chelsea Handler, among others.
PHOTOS: HOLLYWOOD'S MOST SURPRISING COUPLESAccording to People.com, the purpose of the get-together was to introduce Theroux to the actress' friends."They all had a great time and enjoyed Justin's company," a source told the site.
According to the Guinness World Book of Records (2005), Aniston (along with her female costars) became the highest paid TV actress of all time with her Following a four-year hiatus from cinema, Aniston returned to film work in 1996, when she performed in the ensemble cast of the independent films She's the One (1996), and Dream for an Insomniac (1998).