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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
12A
Cast
Adam Sandler
Kevin James
Chris Rock
Salma Hayek
David Spade.
Directors
Dennis Dugan.
Screenwriters
Running Time
101 minutes

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Grown Ups 2
Aka Groan Ups


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Plot
Back in the suburbs where he grew up, Lenny (Sandler) and the Feder family endure a demented day in June as old friends (and new bullies) descend on the neighbourhood for mid-life crisis hijinks, climaxing in a wild and rowdy ‘80s-themed party.


Review
Grown Ups 2

Unbelievably, Adam Sander's first ever sequel. The results are equally unbelievable: a film so chronically mirthless it somehow makes Jack & Jill 2 seem an attractive prospect. As with the original, Sandler gathers his comedy Expendables (Kevin James! Chris Rock! Er, David Spade?) for a groin-kicking all-star sitcom where the man-child dads are less mature than their kids. Unlike the original, which actually had a plot, this unspools as a shapeless clutter of lazy skits, kicking off with micturating deers, ending with Salma Hayek being farted on and filling the void with lumpen slapstick, casual sexism and a smug tone bordering on a mega-budget home video. If the cast are having a good time, the fun’s at your expense.


Verdict
A carwash gag with SNL alumni is a rare highlight in an otherwise slothful, indulgent sequel that sees a once-great screen comedian hit self-inflicted Sandlergeddon.


Reviewed by Simon Crook

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RE: Not his best work

I am having a different opinion here, I disliked both the movies , Neither Jack & Jill nor Grown Ups 2 could impress me, ... More

Posted by shinning_like_me at 19:56, 11 April 2014 | Report This Post


RE: Not his best work

Watched this the other day. Possibly the worst film I've ever seen, and I quite enjoyed the first one.  ... More

Posted by primebhoy at 13:58, 10 April 2014 | Report This Post


RE: Not his best work

L: luccewada I loved Jack and Jill AND the first Grown Ups. This was a big disappointment, but not as bad as some other shit that you guys have liked (eg. Jack Reacher) You really loved Jack and Jill ?. As for Grown Ups 2 I laughed a lot. 3/5 ... More

Posted by NCC1701A at 08:41, 29 October 2013 | Report This Post


Not his best work

I loved Jack and Jill AND the first Grown Ups. This was a big disappointment, but not as bad as some other shit that you guys have liked (eg. Jack Reacher) ... More

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