The all star cast comedy, Grown Ups 2 hit theaters last Friday, July 12th 2013. This new film stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek and David Spade. A sequel to the 2010 Grown Ups, this new movie revolves around Lenny and his friends after moving back to where he grew up. They may be a little older but it does not mean that they’ve totally grown up. Want to know how this new Adam Sandler film fared? Check out the movie review below:
“An Improvement In Grown Ups 2
I will admit this fact to anyone, I did not like Grown Ups. When a sequel was announced my eyes rolled and I dreaded the day I would have to endure this Adam Sandler created ensemble of comedians who did not work well together the first time around–a huge shock, I know. I have now seen Grown Ups 2 and I am surprised to say that its not horrible; its actually quite an improvement from the first film and the issues with everyone clicking chemistry-wise have almost all been fixed. Bravo, Sandler and company. The overall improvement is largely because Grown Ups 2 doesn’t really have a plot. Its merely a combination of events that occur between the group of friends and their families. It could easily be seen as small shorts, compiled into one larger movie, that in the end finds everything coming together in a climactic brawl that is so ridiculously planned out the movie suddenly clicks. You leave without a sour taste in your mouth, or feeling that you have wasted a portion of your life. You have laughed, and that is all you can ask for in an ensemble movie of aging comedians who must maintain a PG-13 rating to draw in the crowds. Adam Sandler may be passed his prime, but after the train wreck that was Jack and Jill, Grown Ups 2 looks like awards material.
Grown Ups 2 finds childhood friends Lenny (Adam Sandler), Eric (Kevin James), Kurt (Chris Rock), and Marcus (David Spade) all living back in their hometown. Lenny has given up the Hollywood lifestyle for a simpler life, while his friends are all getting by doing what they do–being a mechanic, cable repairman, and working the go-karts, respectively. None of that matters. Their wives are here too, Salma Hayek reprises her role as Lenny’s trophy wife Roxanne, Maria Bello’ Sally is around briefly in order to coddle the children she has with Eric, and Maya Rudolph’s Deanne starts the movie off by forgetting her 20-year anniversary to Rock’s Kurt. Rock and Rudolph still have zero chemistry together; thankfully the storyline of forgetting the anniversary is quickly tossed aside. As are all of the storylines, for that matter. As I said, Grown Ups 2 is more about the comedy bit than the overall picture so as each character is given their current life crisis to deal with, they just as quickly forget its even happening. As for the single Marcus, he has an illegitimate teenage son he found out about a week ago who’s possibly a psychopath that wants to kill him. Poor little Marcus.”
Check out this link to read the rest of the review at Film Fracture.
Grown Ups 2 is directed by Dennis Dugan.
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