Grown Ups 2

Updated: 5 Sep 2013

Time Out says

Rating: 1/5

Dir. Dennis Dugan (2013, 101 minutes). Cast: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, Salma Hayek, David Spade, Taylor Lautner. Opens Sep 5

Once again wrangling Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James and various other ’90s ‘Saturday Night Live’ alumni in need of work, the follow-up to the 2010 comedy constructs middle-aged malaise and Porta-Potty humour from ‘Dazed and Confused’s nostalgia blueprints. Reuniting Sandler and his high-school buddies, ‘Grown Ups 2’s suburban vignettes find room for every lowbrow gag: chocolate-as-poop jokes, Shaquille O’Neal’s clown faces, digs at transgender bodybuilders and the ‘burp snart’ – a burp-sneeze-fart combo given more screen time than any of the female performers. Put it this way: In the first five minutes, a deer walks into the star’s bedroom and urinates on his face. It’s all downhill from there. Matt Patches

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