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Grown Ups (2010)

 -  Comedy  -  25 June 2010 (USA)
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After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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In 1978, five 12-year-olds win a CYO basketball championship. Thirty years later, they gather with their families for their coach's funeral and a weekend at a house on a lake where they used to party. By now, each is a grownup with problems and challenges: Marcus is alone and drinks too much. Rob, with three daughters he rarely sees, is always deeply in love until he turns on his next ex-wife. Eric is overweight and out of work. Kurt is a househusband, henpecked by wife and mother-in-law. Lenny is a successful Hollywood agent married to a fashion designer; their kids take privilege for granted. Can the outdoors help these grownups rediscover connections or is this chaos in the making? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Boys will be boys... some longer than others. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for crude material including suggestive references, language and some male rear nudity | See all certifications »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,006,945 (UK) (27 August 2010)

Gross:

$162,001,186 (USA) (22 October 2010)
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Adam Sandler is seen wearing a UNH (University of New Hampshire) T-shirt. Sandler was born in Brooklyn, NY but raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. See more »

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While the men are rowing to the island, Eric's hands instantly change from rowing to resting on top of his head (with the oar on his lap). See more »

Quotes

Marcus Higgins: I just had the hottest dream about this blond girl...
[yellow dog walks out of closet behind him]
Marcus Higgins: At least I think it was a dream.
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References Sunset Riders (1991) See more »

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Love Is Alive
Written and Performed by Gary Wright
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Lazy
8 July 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am not a big Adam Sandler fan, but I do really like Spanglish, The Wedding Singer, Reign Over Me, Happy Gilmore and Punch Drunk Love, while disliking Little Nicky, You Don't Mess with the Zohan and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, so I thought why not as the trailer was sort of interesting.

Sadly, I found Grown Ups a rather lazy effort. I did like how it looked, the locations and scenery are very nice and the editing and photography were also better than expected. The soundtrack was decent too, and I did like the first 10-15 minutes or so. I didn't like the acting much, but there is one actor who clearly puts gusto into his performance and that's Kevin James.

The rest of the cast range from adequate to below par, not helped by their uniformly shallow and unlikeable characters. Adam Sandler is irritating, Chris Rock underplays, Salma Hayek's acting is very forced often, Rob Schneider overplays and David Spade is rather limited and goes through the motions. The direction is not awful, but far from great, most of it is unexceptional while having the occasional flash of decency. The pace is uneven, some of the comedy scenes feel rushed and the more sentimental scenes feel pedestrian.

What spoils Grown Ups is the writing and story. The writing is pretty much awful, with clichéd and stale jokes and dialogue that made me groan rather than laugh. And then there's the story, which was very thin and predictable on the whole, with the comedy scenes rather forced and the sentimental scenes rather mawkish. All in all, not a complete travesty, but rather lazy and didn't do much for me. 4/10 Bethany Cox


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