Thursday, June 24, 2010

Grown Ups - Movie Review

I got advanced screening passes (of course) to Grown Ups, the latest Adam Sandler flick, bringing together all the annoying comedians you love to hate. The movie is about five guys (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider) who were in the same basketball team in ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, and I guess the win the championship game. In elementary school. Who CARES about elementary school! At least make it more exciting and have it the highschool or college game! But I digress.

Anyway, fast forward thirty years, and now they are all grown up, most with a family. They find out their coach passed away, so they all go to a lake house together to scatter the coaches ashes there. Sandler's wife is played by Salma Hayek who is a really uptight rich wife with a clothing line coming out in Milan, and she doesn't want to stay at the lake house, but gives in to one night. Of course, she sees her spoiled kids having such a fun time like regular kids that she suddenly changes her mind and lets the family stay longer.

The movie is quite a predictable with some crude jokes, with some laugh out loud scenes. It's a typical Adam Sandler movie that tries to inject some morale/heartwarming scene to the movie to make it less like a string of sight gags. It's a good movie for Sandler fans or whoever wants some mindless fun, but not for those who wants more intellectual fare. 2/5 stars.

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