A Nostalgic Experience!
MovieAddict - wrote on 03/24/12
This film is basically about five grownups (Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, Rob Schneider, and David Spade) who formed a basketball-championship winning team back in '78, but now lead totally different lives. They are reunited after their basketball coach passes away and decide to spend a Fourth of July holiday weekend together with their families. Now besides the fact that the movie is built around their memories from their childhood, the movie also captures the conflict between the two generations in terms of childhood entertainment where the grownups emphasize getting outdoors instead of being so dependent on TV-Cable-Internet-Texting-Video Games and the lot. It also includes the beautiful Maria Bello and Maya Rudolph and Salma Hayek plays Sandler's supermodel wife.
"Grown Ups" is far from a perfect comedy but it is a surprisingly genial, laid-back and likable movie that generates a decent number of laughs without breaking too much of a sweat!