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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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Dennis Dugan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Lenny Feder
Kevin James ... Eric Lamonsoff
Chris Rock ... Kurt McKenzie
David Spade ... Marcus Higgins
Rob Schneider ... Rob Hilliard
Salma Hayek ... Roxanne Chase-Feder (as Salma Hayek Pinault)
Maria Bello ... Sally Lamonsoff
Maya Rudolph ... Deanne McKenzie
Joyce Van Patten ... Gloria
Ebony Jo-Ann Ebony Jo-Ann ... Mama Ronzoni
Di Quon ... Rita
Steve Buscemi ... Wiley
Colin Quinn ... Dickie Bailey
Tim Meadows ... Malcolm
Madison Riley ... Jasmine Hilliard
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Storyline

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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Laugh Out Loud Comedy! See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Sony [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mad Families See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,506,562, 27 June 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$162,001,186

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$271,430,189
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "flashback" basketball game was filmed at the Huntington Avenue YMCA in Boston. It was filmed on a ninety-five-degree day in a gym with no air conditioning, and all of the extras in the stands were dressed in polyester. Adam Sandler was on-set with Dennis Dugan, and they both guided the team and the cheerleaders during the fifteen-hour shoot. See more »

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When Marcus receives the call about the coach's death, his girlfriend isn't seen sleeping in the bed but when he asks about the niece of the coach, she appears. See more »

Quotes

Gloria: Like when Rob snapped at me the other day, that was scary. And you all thought I was so calm, but inside I was saying "Gloria Nunen, do not call him a bug-eyed sociopath with a little man complex. Do not say that his hair makes him look like a dirty q-tip. Or that he resembles an older, gay Jonas Brother. Or a midget, Filipino Fonzi.
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Two Tickets to Paradise
Written and Performed by Eddie Money
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Lazy
8 July 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee 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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