“Grown Ups” is another Happy Madison movie that will just make you remember you really loved Billy Madison and/or Happy Gilmore. This particular movie is about… umm, oh boy, do I really have to? *sigh*
“Grown Ups” is about five friends that played basketball together when they were younger and are brought together once again when their coach(Blake Clark) dies. (I was much more affected when he died as Sean’s dad in Boy Meets World.) All five guys and their families go to a lake house for a weekend to spread their coach’s ashes.
Let’s take a moment to get to know these guys. There’s Lenny (Adam Sandler), the leader/hardworking rich guy that’s too busy to raise his kids; Kurt(Chris Rock), the homemaker(What’s that? He’s a man homemaker? Outrageous!); Marcus(David Spade), the bachelor that says inappropriate things; Rob(Rob Schneider) he’s spiritual and married to someone much older than him; and Eric(Kevin James) and, well, he’s just fat. Oh, and I can’t forget the old black lady(Ebony Jo-Ann) she’s sassy and sometimes farts.
There’s a moment near the beginning “Grown Ups” that points out the major flaw. The old black lady sits on one of the kid’s PSP and then you hear a sound effect of Pacman dying. Everything about this movie is just out of touch. I know “Grown Ups” is PG-13 and meant to be for families, but I don’t know anyone that would enjoy this movie.
The only moment (I’m going to spoil this because I don’t want you to have to sit through the rest of the movie) that is even remotely good is when Tim Meadows walks up to Chris Rock and says, “Well, if it isn’t the other black guy that grew up in this town.”
I’d like to sum up how I feel about this movie by paraphrasing from an Adam Sandler movie that I actually like:
Mr. Sandler, what you’ve made is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever seen. At no point in your rambling, incoherent plot were you even close to anything that could be considered funny. Everyone that watched is now dumber for having seen it. I award you a full Coma, and may God have mercy on your soul.