Grown Ups (12A)

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Comedy

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Time Out says

Tue Aug 24 2010

Every middle-aged ‘Saturday Night Live’ alumnus grazing the wider pastures of Hollywood comes to a big decision: do you follow the model of Steve Martin and traipse into middlebrow mania? Or, like Bill Murray (and, to a lesser degree, the Mike Myers of ‘The Love Guru’), do you pursue your muse even further into go-it-alone weirdness? Adam Sandler may have made his choice. After flirting with some fascinating sourness in Judd Apatow’s ‘Funny People’, he’s ready to sweeten up a bit; ‘Grown Ups’, a benignly crude slice of family hysteria, reunites him with ex-‘SNL’-ers Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider (plus obligatory chubster Kevin James), as former 12-year-old basketball teammates drawn together decades later when their coach kicks the bucket.

Back to their old summer lodge they go, along with several impossibly attractive wives – the breast-feeding Maria Bello; a quietly dominating Maya Rudolph; high-strung fashion fiend Salma Hayek Pinault (who?) – plus a swarm of carefully written kids destined to wise up in the great outdoors. No viewer goes into this movie expecting John Cassavetes’s ‘Husbands’, least of all from soft-serve director Denis Dugan (‘You Don’t Mess with the Zohan’). But would it have been such a crushing blow to these stars’ egos if they’d accommodated a little honest anxiety, instead of the typical lake-rope-swinging mishaps and an inevitable Steve Buscemi cameo? Telegraphed down to the final shot of a basketball contest, ‘Grown Ups’ suggests a mask being torn off to reveal another one: the male fantasy of cheerleader spouse, well-adjusted kids and expanding waistline.
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Release details

Rated:

12A

UK release:

Fri Aug 6, 2010

Duration:

102 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Dennis Dugan

Screenwriter:

Adam Sandler, Fred Wolf

Cast:

Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek

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Vivien

Recommend the film!! Was really really funny. Great to see all the guys together, loved them all. Would buy it on DVD when it comes out as well.

Vivien

Recommend the film!! Was really really funny. Great to see all the guys together, loved them all. Would buy it on DVD when it comes out as well.

TRUTHTELLER.

The film has very little in the way of a plot and seems to serve mainly as a way for friends of Sandler to hang out together-SNL alumni. Some of the gags are good-for example, Kevin James breaking his above ground pool at his house. Most gags though are so-so. Yet I still pretty much enjoyed the film. Not great but pleasant enough.

Film addict

I was surprised i liked this film so much. Fun film with plenty of comedy which i could really relate to & there's a few morals in the storyline as well

scrumpyjack

An enjoyable adam Sandler movie? Yep! Sorry, cant deny it. 5 mawkish mins. near the end almost scupper the whole thing....but its good nature wins the day. a "skin-of-teeth" 6/10

Foggyboy11

I thaught this film was amasing. The comedy was great, the storyline was excellent and me and my dad LOVED IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Foggyboy11

I thaught this film was amasing. The comedy was great, the storyline was excellent and me and my dad LOVED IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!