Jul 26, 2010

Grown Ups, 2010

Grown Ups, 2010
Director: Dennis Dugan
Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock

Grown ups in short: After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Stage: Home theatre

Preps: None in perticular. Another blockbuster in the movies, maybe worth seeing. According to the trailer there might be some amusing mini stories or scenes.

Reality: Another in line of "decent" family comedies. Comparing it to some really good ones, this one is just an average one, nothing above this. However, as trailer predicted, there are some funny scenes and I did have a decent laughter at at least some of them. Or even beyond decent laughter. Nothing really deep and profound about the movie, but it's a relaxing way of greeting a rainy afternoon.

I simply cannot stand some comediants, I cannot decide about Sandler, because the directors always put him in some strange roles, where he plays a guy that cannot make up his mind or everyone is mocking him. In this piece he has a strong master wife that controls everything he does.

Apart from the family scenes, the idea of going for some days with people you used to know, screams for some weird action, however it's an utopia to think all these different people might survive like these families did. Normalwise you would expect some serious fights and some funny scenes deriving from that. Nothing like that happens here - as said, just some decent fun and a decent representative of the genre. Don't get overexcited, though :)

My personal rating: 5,0 (a decent family comedy, but nothing more. Merely afternoon fun, don't expect anything more from this piece)

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