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25th June
2010
written by Adam

An unlikely bunch of friends from high school get together 30 years after winning a basketball championship to celebrate the life and scatter the ashes of their mentor and coach. Reunited, the men (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade, Rob Schneider, and Chris Rock) begin to question if they’re actually living up to what their coach had hoped of them, to live their lives to the fullest with no regrets. Now out to prove they’ve still got “it” the men and their families take a weekend vacation at a favorite lake retreat to get their mojo back. Regrettably, I’m having a hard time coming up with anything positive to say about this one. The screenplay reads like something conjured up by an 8 year old, meanwhile the comedic timing and editing feels forced, and too loose at the same time. Furthermore, all of the actors feel so restrained in their roles, none of them are allowed to live up to their true comedic potential. In short, I want my 102 minutes back. The one redeeming factor? Salma Hayek, but only because I have a boyish crush on her….ho hum. Grown Ups is rated PG-13.

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