Grown Ups


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

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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 the Ride Guy
Blake Clark
as Bobby 'Buzzer' Ferdinando
Jackie Sandler
as Tardio's Wife
Sadie Sandler
as Tardio's Daughter
Sunny Sandler
as Tardio's Daughter
Dennis Dugan
as Referee
Lisa M. Francis
as Bailey's Wife
Berkeley Holman
as Bailey's Son
Michael Cavaleri
as Young Lenny Feder
Andrew Bayard
as Young Eric Lamonsoff
Jameel McGill
as Young Kurt McKenzie
Kyle Brooks
as Young Marcus Higgins
Joshua Matz
as Young Rob Hilliard
J.D. Donaruma
as Higgins' Father
Billy Concha
as Scoreboard Guy
Alec Musser
as Water Park Stud
Hunter Silva
as Young Bailey
Christopher Borger
as Young Macolm
Connor Panzner
as Young Robideaux
Connor Panzer
as Young Robideaux
Jeremy Weaver
as Young Muzby
Daniel Cohen
as Young Tardio
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Critic Reviews for Grown Ups

All Critics (166) | Top Critics (39)

  • 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

Adam Sandler's career has been going downhill since the early 2000's. With many disasters year, after year, it's surprising that he still "acts" in films. His brand of comedy is overdone, recycled, boring, and above all unfunny and irritating. In the early days, he was amusing, funny, and his first few early films were watchable. But now, he is awful. Grown Ups is a bad movie, and I view this as a collection of awful, washed comedians that simply don't understand the fact that they are horrible. The cast here are just pointless, and irritating. Grown Ups is the perfect definition of a train wreck. The comedy writing is horrible, and the script is very poorly written, thought out and lazy. There is nothing interesting going on here and the film just fails in grabbing your attention. This is a bad comedy that never should have been made because there are no good, effective comedic bits that deliver genuine laughter. Watch something else; you'll be glad you did. Adam Sandler really should retire because, he no longer has the drive in making you laugh, he once did, but now after a series of box office bombs, he just doesn't seem to care about making a quality film. The guy can't seem to make a funny film anymore, and he just ends up wasting everyone's time by making trash. Grown Ups is not worth seeing, and the comedy here is pointless, poorly thought out, and unfunny. Grown Ups is an awful, lazy comedy that is virtually laugh free from start to finish. Watch a different comedy; you'll be glad you did.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

It's lowest common denominator low-brow comedy that kind of works. Sure it's the same washed up cast we see in every comedy, however it's the only film comedians that really have any steam for guys their age. This movie, for what it's worth, was good. It had a lot of recycled jokes, but they were recycled jokes that we have come to love over the years. This film has been panned by critics, but standing alone as my own critic, it's a solid comedy, but nothing more. You may forget about in in a year or so, but hey, every movie will eventually be forgotten someday. This movie is just a film that will give a great hour and forty minutes in the cinemas this summer. Well worth the ticket price to laugh. There hasn't been many good comedies lately, and this doesn't make up for that in any way, but it's not bad. But still, taking everything into account, it's washed up slapstick humor quite often, but for some reason it seems to work, and in the serious dramatic moments, you actually have sympathy. But right after that sympathy, they throw a huge smile on your face, which leaves one thing left to say. These guys still have some punch left, but I still think they should hang up their acting skills, because their comedy is getting old fast.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer


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 Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer


There's a loose plot that organized this movie - a comedy, allegedly - but it doesn't pay off, so throw out all the redeeming "heart-warming" or "family viewing" qualities the film has. And there are allegedly funny actors here, or put another way, washed up Saturday Night Live alumni plus King of Queens (I refuse to use his real name), but the only jokes are about how fat one character is. The story, I think, tries to keep too many balls in the air, and as a result, the viewer doesn't really get time to care about any given character - so much time has to be spent introducing relationships (or surprise new characters) that we don't get to see anything developing in any given relationship. Overall, it's just too vanilla - mindless, and by times mildly entertaining, but a far cry from the all-star-cast, fun-for-the-whole-family event this film could have been. Total bust, and a missed opportunity for Sandler to either get his audience back or better, gain new fans. Clunky, boring, stupid movie.

Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

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