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Grown Ups (2010)

PG-13 | | 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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Back Then They Were Too Young To Know Better. Now They Have No Excuse. 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)

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$40,506,562 (USA) (25 June 2010)

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$162,001,186 (USA) (22 October 2010)
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Trivia

The lake rope swing scene was added at the last second during filming. Adam Sandler told the story of how it happened to him and it was decided to include the scene in the movie. It was then decided it would be funnier if it happened to Kevin James' character. See more »

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During the water park scene, the body builder is seen to remove his sun glasses and toss them on the lounge chair. In the next shot, they are back on his face. In the following shot, they are back on the lounge chair where they landed when he tossed them down. See more »

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Donna Lamonsoff: Dad, hurry up. I want to go on the other rides.
Eric Lamonsoff: Just a minute. Don't worry, we'll get to ride all of them.
Donna Lamonsoff: Are you making a sissy? You know they make a chemical that turns urine blue.
Eric Lamonsoff: No, that's just a myth.
Eric Lamonsoff: [as the urine is turning blue] Oh my gosh, you're embarrassing me!
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Raga for a Whale
Written by Martin Engels
Performed by Kamal Engels
Courtesy of New Earth Records
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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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