Grown Ups

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Grown Ups' cast of comedy vets is amiable, but they're let down by flat direction and the scattershot, lowbrow humor of a stunted script.



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Thirty years after graduating from high school, five former basketball teammates gather at the lake house where they celebrated their biggest victory to mourn the passing of their late coach. Over the course of the Fourth of July weekend, the five friends realize that just because they've all grown up and started families doesn't mean that they've lost that old spark. Adulthood is what you make of it, and no one at the lake house is eager to be the grown-up of the gang. Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, and Rob Schneider star in a film written by Sandler and Fred Wolf, and directed by Dennis Dugan (I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, You Don't Mess with the Zohan). Maria Bello, Salma Hayek, and Maya Rudolph co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Adam Sandler
as Lenny Feder
Kevin James
as Eric Lamonsoff
Chris Rock
as Kurt McKenzie
David Spade
as Marcus Higgins
Rob Schneider
as Rob Hilliard
Salma Hayek
as Roxanee Chase-Feder
Maria Bello
as Sally Lamonsoff
Maya Rudolph
as Deanne McKenzie
Ebony Jo-Ann
as Mama Ronzoni
Di Quon
as Rita
Colin Quinn
as Dickie Bailey
Tim Meadows
as Malcolm
Madison Riley
as Jasmine Hilliard
Jamie Chung
as Amber Hilliard
Ashley Loren
as Bridget Hilliard
Jake Goldberg
as Greg Feder
Cameron Boyce
as Keithie Feder
Ada-Nicole Sanger
as Donna Lamonsoff
Frank Gingerich
as Bean Lamonsoff
Morgan Gingerich
as Bean Lamonsoff
Nadji Jeter
as Andre McKenzie
China Anne McClain
as Charlotte McKenzie
Dan Patrick
as Norby, Norby the Ride Guy
Blake Clark
as Bobby 'Buzzer' Ferdinando
Jackie Sandler
as Tardio's Wife, Tardios Frau
Sadie Sandler
as Tardio's Daughter, Tardios Tochter
Sunny Sandler
as Tardio's Daughter, Tardios Tochter
Dennis Dugan
as Referee, Schiedsrichter
Lisa M. Francis
as Bailey's Wife, Baileys Frau
Berkeley Holman
as Baileys Sohn, Bailey's Son
Michael Cavaleri
as Junger Lenny Feder, Young Lenny Feder
Andrew Bayard
as Young Eric Lamonsoff, Junger Eric Lamonsoff
Jameel McGill
as Junger Kurt McKenzie, Young Kurt McKenzie
Kyle Brooks
as Junger Marcus Higgins, Young Marcus Higgins
Joshua Matz
as Junger Rob Hilliard, Young Rob Hilliard
J.D. Donaruma
as Higgins' Father, Higgins Vater
Billy Concha
as Ergebnistafel Typ, Scoreboard Guy
Alec Musser
as Water Park Stud, Water Park Typ
Henriette Mantel
as Bedienung, Waitress
Hunter Silva
as Junger Bailey, Young Bailey
Christopher Borger
as Junger Macolm, Young Macolm
Connor Panzer
as Junger Robideaux, Young Robideaux
Connor Panzner
as Young Robideaux
Jeremy Weaver
as Junger Muzby, Young Muzby
Daniel Cohen
as Junger Tardio, Young Tardio
Jonathan Crowley
as Milch Kind, Milk Kid
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Critic Reviews for Grown Ups

All Critics (166) | Top Critics (39) | Fresh (16) | Rotten (150)

  • Grown Ups is the perfect poster child for this maddening summer of movie mediocrity.

    Jan 31, 2011 | Rating: 2/4
  • Despite some passable gags and a whole posse of middle-aged funnymen, Denis Dugan's comedy is about the least grown-up movie you could see.

    Sep 1, 2010 | Rating: 1/5
  • If root canal surgery feels too childish a torment, may we direct your attention to this ghastly celebrity roast in the guise of a boisterous family comedy.

    Aug 26, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Xan Brooks

    Top Critic
  • The male fantasy of cheerleader spouse, well-adjusted kids and expanding waistline.

    Aug 26, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Lazy is the word.

    Jul 6, 2010
  • It's not so hilarious that you need to rush to see it but not so bad that you will suffer unduly if you take a chance on its more-or-less family friendly charms.

    Jun 25, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Grown Ups

  • Feb 12, 2016
    While it has its moments, this movie is ultimately an unfunny effort from an Adam Sandler who is simply trying to make some extra pocket cash.
    Paul F Super Reviewer
  • Aug 12, 2013
    An absolutely horrendous film. Not funny, not entertaining, and certainly not well made. The shots are as flat as the script, and the characters don't even mesh well. It's tired comedic stars trying to stay in the game - and failing.
    Jason 123 D Super Reviewer
  • Jul 15, 2013
    For an Adam Sandler/Dennis Dugan collaboration, "Grown Ups" isn't as horrible as it probably should have been. Of course, it is meandering and plotless and largely unfunny, and I wouldn't recommend it to a single soul, but the cast seems to be having fun with one another and the soundtrack features some great songs. The main problem is that it's a movie meant for men around the same as its characters, but only kids and idiots will find any humor in its "jokes."
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Jul 10, 2013
    Adam Sandler and his entire clan join together for a somewhat-formidable film in Grown Ups. The film presents the solid chemistry that Sandler, James, Rock, Spade and Schneider possess so naturally. But the film becomes loose as it possess no true plot or storyline besides just the characters themselves. Sandler fans will enjoy the film, as comic moviegoers will only find this a decent summer flick. 3.5/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer

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