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While I commend the film to bringing up issues of angst, racism, bigotry and xenophobia as well as pointing out how we're all interconnected somehow, rely on others, etc., it doesn't do a very good job at it. The people are BEYOND unrealistic, horribly stereotypical, and ungodly idiotic. It makes no attempt to deliver the messages subtly, or even intelligently for that matter. To me, it's a preachy and pretentious eye-opener with wasted potential.
A brilliant mind-bending and exercising experience! While it's complexity of its narrative is an absolute nightmare for ADHD audiences, that's what makes this movie so unique and intriguing, especially in a time when big, stupid movies have become the norm. More movies like this need to be made to prove that a well-written and engaging story will always trump the best special effects, even though the effects are very impressive in this film. It may not be for everyone, but this is entertaining and fascinating from beginning to end, and a must-see movie!
While it's far from a painful experience, Grown Ups is a misguided and VERY weak comedy. The complete lack of narrative makes this movie feel pointless, because, literally, nothing happens. There are a handful or so of genuine laughs and chuckles, but the jokes are more misses than hits and repetitive, due to a lazy script and almost no direction. Hard to recommend to anyone other than hardcore Adam Sandler fans.