Grown Ups

Grown Ups

Grown Ups

The new Adam Sandler comedy about five friends – Sandler, Chris Rock, Rob Schnieder, Kevin James and David Spade – who meet up later in life to honour the passing of their childhood basketball coach. With their wives – Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph – and kids in tow, they spend a holiday weekend together, celebrating the glory of their championship years and tapping into their youth.

Co-written by Sandler and directed by his go-to-man, Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry).

2010Rating: PG, contains coarse language102 minsUSA
Comedy
Director:
Dennis Dugan ('Happy Gilmore', 'Beverly Hills Ninja', 'Big Daddy', 'I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry', 'You Don't Mess with the Zohan')
Writer:
Adam SandlerFred Wolf
Cast:
Adam SandlerSalma HayekChris RockKevin JamesMaria BelloSteve BuscemiRob SchneiderDavid SpadeMaya RudolphNorm MacDonald

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Grown Ups / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Grown Ups delivers precious few laughs for the sheer volume of comedy talent on offer.

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Total Film

Total Film

Inoffensive enough to stop you packing up for home, though that’s part of the problem – Sandler and co have rarely played it safer, or more self-indulgent.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It doesn't get worse than Grown Ups, Adam Sandler's sloppy entry into this year's man-child-comedy sweepstakes. Lazy, mean-spirited, incoherent, infantile and, above all, witless.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

If root canal surgery feels too childish a torment, may we direct your attention to this ghastly celebrity roast in the guise of a boisterous family comedy.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A pleasant, genial, good-hearted, sometimes icky comedy that's like spending a weekend with well-meaning people you don't want to see again any time real soon.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The new Adam Sandler comedy has all the charm of a home movie that does not star your own family, which means it's overly sentimental, filled with you-had-to-be-there moments, bad jokes and even worse camera angles.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Despite the lazily self-satisfied results, his (Sandler) aging fan base likely will come along for the lackadaisical ride.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Smug and lazy comedy that barely raises a chuckle.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

Grown Ups elicits more groans than laughs.

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