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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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KEVIN JAMES, STEVE BUSCEMI, DAVID SPADE, CHRIS ROCK, ROB SCHNEIDER, ADAM SANDLER, AND SALMA HAYEK

  • Jul 13, 2010
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+4


GROWN UPS

 

I am a huge Kevin James fan and have not missed one of his films at the theaters, so of course I had to go see this film. Add in that I am a huge David Spade, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, and Rob Schneider fan and I just can’t have a bad time at this movie. Now I will say from the get go this film is not for everybody and I have noticed that some people just don’t get this film. This film is basically what the title says, growing up, and well finding your self again as well. This film was not meant as one of Sandler’s usual over the top comedies and it is not one of is more serious films either, this film is some where in between. It also helps if you can identify with the characters in this, and it also helps that there is a scene in which Salma Hayek rivals her snake dance scene in “From Dusk Till Dawn” for her sexiest look ever.

 

The film is about five childhood friends who are reunited after their school basketball coach passes away. It is here that they decide to spend the weekend together and reconnect with the families that are driving them crazy. Here is the thing about this film it is really not only about the grown ups finding themselves again but about their kids becoming kids. If you get these going in you will have a good time with this flick, I also love that the friends spend the whole time shooting one liners at each other and making fun of each other. Sure it sounds mean but that is exactly what me and my friends do so I could identify with the characters. Now this is all in good fun trying to one up the other and is absolutely a real thing that real friends do, well at least with guys not sure about that ladies. But I will say that my girl joins in with us so I can say some of the women out there do this at least.

 

Written by Adam Sandler and Fred Wolf and directed by Dennis Dugan you know what kind of film you are in for. But it is with the script and the direction that things do go wrong a bit. The script is lacking a little if you are looking for an over the top laugh a minute comedy, but if you are looking for a more realistic one this is for you. The one thing that is not up for debate is the performances, they are top notch here. I’ll start with my boy Kevin James and once again he is perfect here. He plays a family man that seems to be living a great life but has a wife that still breast feeds his 4 year old son. David Spade much like is role on the Happy Madison produced TV series “Rules of Engagement” is the loner playboy type still looking for women all the time.

 

Chris Rock plays a stay at home dad who is underappreciated much like any stay at home parent, never understood that in this society. Rearing kids and taking care of basically everyone of the family member’s lives as well as the house is the most important job. Don’t get me wrong whoever is the person in the family out there working to pay the bills and feed the fam is just as important, and well that is what Rock’s part of the film is saying. Both jobs are vital in the family, don’t know why that turned into a rant. Rob Schneider did a great job here as well as the Earthy, one with nature type who happens to love older women, much older women. Of course Adam Sandler plays the big shot Hollywood guy with a fashion designer wife, so of course they are living very well. Also one of the greatest actors ever Steve Buscemi is here in this flick along side Colin Quinn and Tim Meadows as some jealous jerks from the boy’s past.

 

Now while the boys have been promoted as center stage in this film the ladies play just as big a role in this film and do so wonderfully. Joyce Van Patten, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bello, the hilarious Ebony Jo-Ann and of course the always super hot Salma Hayek. They are all excellent in this film as the wives and in Ebony’s case mother in law of the guys, all do an excellent job. But I can’t help but tell you that at one point in this film Salma Hayek is in a cheerleader outfit with pig tails and well just looking like every boys fantasy. This scene rivals her snake dance scene in the excellent “From Dusk Till Dawn” has just plain great to watch, I need a drink of water.

 

Well now that we have that out of the way I must say that I had a great time watching this movie. I took my girl and her Nieces and nephew to see this flick for part of her Birthday week, my Bro came as well. And yes I said her Birthday week, I decided I would do something special for her each day out of the week for her. Any way maybe all of them adding to the atmosphere mixed with I am a fan of all of these guys and well mixed with Salma Hayek looking so, well any way I enjoyed it. Where is that drink of water?

 

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KEVIN JAMES, STEVE BUSCEMI, DAVID SPADE, CHRIS ROCK, ROB SCHNEIDER, ADAM SANDLER, AND ONE OF THE HOT KEVIN JAMES, STEVE BUSCEMI, DAVID SPADE, CHRIS ROCK, ROB SCHNEIDER, ADAM SANDLER, AND ONE OF THE HOT KEVIN JAMES, STEVE BUSCEMI, DAVID SPADE, CHRIS ROCK, ROB SCHNEIDER, ADAM SANDLER, AND ONE OF THE HOT KEVIN JAMES, STEVE BUSCEMI, DAVID SPADE, CHRIS ROCK, ROB SCHNEIDER, ADAM SANDLER, AND ONE OF THE HOT KEVIN JAMES, STEVE BUSCEMI, DAVID SPADE, CHRIS ROCK, ROB SCHNEIDER, ADAM SANDLER, AND ONE OF THE HOT KEVIN JAMES, STEVE BUSCEMI, DAVID SPADE, CHRIS ROCK, ROB SCHNEIDER, ADAM SANDLER, AND ONE OF THE HOT

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July 17, 2010
I just saw this film yesterday, and I thought it was HILARIOUS. I was laughing a lot, even at some of the weird parts. These families were so strange...and yet I believed it all. I really like Kevin James as a comedian, and I've warmed up to Adam Sandler ever since "50 First Dates." I loved that one, "Reign Over Me," and of course "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry." I might write a review for this film...I haven't decided. :)
July 18, 2010
Yes please do write a review on it, I would love to read your write up.
July 18, 2010
(laughs) Ok, you've convinced me. I'll see if I can wake up early tomorrow and get a review written while the film is still fresh. I'm rather pleased/surprised that I liked it. I agree that it's more of a guy film, but it was so funny and ridiculous...I couldn't help but love it!
 
July 14, 2010
This just has guy flick written all over it. Never before has there been so many actors I dislike so much all in one film.
July 15, 2010
Yeah it is mostly for us guys but the ladies in this film much like in real life hold it all together. And as far as the actors I can see why people would dislike some but you have to like Steve Buscemi for sure, and Kevin James, how do you dislike him? Any way I will be around your way a in a little bit.
July 15, 2010
Everybody like Buscemi.
 
July 14, 2010
Dude, you make this sound ggoooddd--nice review. :) who is that hottie in the far left at the bottom picture?
July 15, 2010
Yeah man but this one isn't for everyone, but I am sure you would get the humor in it. And she is one of Schneider's kids in the flick.
 
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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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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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