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Thursday, 23 September 2010

Film Review - Grown Ups

Right, it's actually been a week since I saw this film, so bear with me while my memory tries to catch up - so much has happened since sleep.

The above film follows 5 childhood friends who are reunited at the funeral of their once beloved basketball coach. It is a heartwarming film about life, love and learning new things about yourself.

The film stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider as the 5 friends and Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph and Joyce Van Patten play their wives.

For the funeral, Adam Sandler's character, Lenny, has paid out for a lake house for them all to stay in. All the friends, wives and kids have their own eccentricities, from Lenny's children not knowing what a CRT Television was and are so spoiled that they text their nanny when they want something. Eric's 4 year old is still being breast fed. Rob has a thing for the older woman, shown plainly in his choice of wife. Marcus is free and single, but completely immature and Kurt is a house husband constantly demeaned by his mother in law.

This time away from their normal lives allows them to have fun and remember what it was like to be young. The family's have their ups and downs and finally reach breaking point near the end of the film, with a lovely happy resolution to end with.

I enjoyed the film, it was easy to watch, with no thinking necessary and sometimes it's nice to just sit back and relax and have a good laugh. There are many funny moments to be had with lots of silly fun. Probably one of Adam Sandler's better films.

6 out of 10

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