Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Grown Ups

Adam Sandler fronts an all-star comedy troupe in the funny "remember when" movie, Grown Ups.

Costarring: Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider and Salma Hayek; Grown Ups is about a gang of friends who reunite upon learning their basketball coach has passed away.

Sandler is married to Hayek and has become an agent, James is...we're not quite sure what he does, Rock is a stay-at-home dad, Spade is a swinging bachelor, and Schneider has become the expert at marrying older women.

The friends gather at a lake house to enjoy the memories and catch up. Each family has its quirks and some of the boy's old traditions clash with their new family identities.

This is a tame movie considering Sandler's other movies. The laughs are actually funny without always being cringe-inducing. There are some groan moments (a 4 year old still breast fed, and watching Schneider make out with a grandma) but I'm sure the tv edited version would be perfectly fine for any family.

It's an easy moral story without a serious villain that is typically cliched in these "family" movies.

You will get your standard Saturday Night Live veteran cameos as well as Sandler's momentary annoying laugh.

Looking past the very few questionable moments, this film was good for one night to relieve boredom.
Grown Ups

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