Grown Ups is about a group of adults who all chose different paths in life. You have the stay at home dad (Chris Rock), the Multi-millionaire (Adam Sandler), the slacker/womanizer (David Spade), the crazy hippy vegan (Rob Schneider), and the co-owner to a lawn furniture company (Kevin James), whatever that is supposed to be . The 5 friends all have a common ground in a small suburban City where their basketball coach and idol, "Buzzer" dies of old age. Adam Sandler rents out a lake house and they spend the weekend being kids again.
The movie doesn't have a novel quality story. The clashing lifestyles and personal attacks are the primary focus here, which is a lot more entertaining than I expected. Don't pick it up expecting a life-changing experience. It's here to entertain, and in that it does a great job. If you aren't a fan of past Adam Sandler movies, then I can't really recommend it to you. It follows the exact same formula. For everyone else, it's a hilarious movie that most people will probably find something to enjoy in.
Grown Ups gets a 4/5 for making reunions sound less awful.
Blockbuster: November. 9
Red Box: November. 9Friday, November 5, 2010 at 3:58 PM