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Grown Ups (2010)

A movie directed by Dennis Dugan starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade, Rob Schneider and Chris Rock

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This movie hasn't grown up

  • Oct 29, 2010
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isn't half bad as far as these movies go, and I like its emphasis on family. However, the humor in Grown Ups is just really odd and random at times. Not infrequently, there will be something that's supposed to be funny, but just isn't (like an old black grandmother farting). The biggest problem with the movie though is that it seems rushed. It was heading towards an interesting confrontation, but all of the tension is resolved within a few minutes and a group conversation. It's almost like the director felt like he had to include some plot twists, but didn't really know what to do with them. The kids are cute though and have some of the best lines.

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Adam Sandler and his frequent costars (Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, and Rob Schneider) grope blindly for maturity in the genial comedyGrown Ups. Five childhood pals are drawn back together after the death of their former basketball coach; over the course of a Fourth of July weekend, they--along with their wildly attractive wives (played by Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph) and precocious children--loosen up, try to introduce their kids to the simple pleasures of nature, air some dirty laundry, and rediscover their friendship. In other words, it's a fairly formulaic comedy that veers awkwardly from gags (ranging from slapstick to mean-spiritedness) to sentiment (ranging from sappy to not entirely sappy). Its appeal will depend entirely on your feelings about Sandler and the rest of the gang--if you like this bunch of lugs (in all their prolonged adolescent glory), then you'll like this movie. If you don't, you won't. Everyone's in relaxed but good form; affable is more the comic goal than razor sharp. Expect gags about being fat, being old, prolonged breast-feeding, ogling hot chicks, flatulence, etc. There's some role reversal: it's the women, particularly Hayek as a type-A fashion designer, who need to learn the eternal cinematic lesson that family is more important than work. Featuring guest appearances from Tim Meadows, Colin Quinn, and Steve Buscemi.--Bret Fetzer

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Movies, Comedy Movies, Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider

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Director: Dennis Dugan
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: 25 June 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Adam Sandler
DVD Release Date: November 9, 2010
Runtime: 102 minutes
Studio: Columbia Pictures
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