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May 20, 2018
Its worse than your average garbage Adam Sandler film. Watch it with friends so you can be in pain together.
May 10, 2018
Grown Ups 2 isn't a film. It is actually probably Adam Sandler's most experimental film. It's a series of loosely connected scenes with little to no context or point. Why do they develop beef with a frat? So that there can be a climax that...ties together the rest of the movies? Why is Milo Ventimiglia, a near-40 year old man, the leader of a group of a college frat boys? Avant garde. Why is there a storyline about how Chris Rock's daughter has developed virtuoso singing talent by singing in the shower? Why does Tim Robbins' entire family have this "WHAAAAAAT?" catch phrase? Why does Shaq have a prominent supporting role? When did Sandler's family move to this town, and what town are they even in? Why does Sandler's kid have a storyline where he's really good at field goal kicking for about 1.5 minutes?? I have to give this movie a full star more than I gave the original because as much as it is an excuse for the Sandler crew to get paid for making a 'movie' together, it in no way strikes me as a vacation because it's filmed in...what...Vermont? Also it carries on from the original with a strangely slavish devotion, while accomplishing literally nothing. While the original was *just* bad, this one achieves something far better - it is so bad, it's great.
April 23, 2018
such a horrible, lazy, unfunny film. The Second worst film I've seen.
January 10, 2018
I have to admit, I genuinely enjoy this film. I know this film isnt a good movie and I see all the things wrong with it, the characters a bland, the humor is mostly gross out humor which I dont have a problem with but in this it's done poorly, and the plot is practically none existent. I know the film is stupid, but theres something about it that makes me really enjoy this movie. I think what this movie does do very well is capture the spirit of summer and teen hood going into adulthood. This film gives me a very nostalgic feeling and I got that feeling from the first grown ups as well. Overall the film is unfunny, unoriginal and uninteresting but I really enjoy it.
December 31, 2017
Puntaje Oriinl: 2.5

Una manera descarada de armar unas vacaciones y fiestas con tus amigos, filmarlo y beneficiarse de la tonta audiencia que paga su entrada al cine.
December 27, 2017
hard to want to see this movie with such negative reviews. I did see the first one, it was ok.
½ December 16, 2017
I didn't think they could make a worse movie than the first one. They succeeded.
November 26, 2017
I could not not stop ROFLMAOING during this movie
½ October 15, 2017
A sequel to a comedy that doesn't improve much, rather it stays just as funny if not even less humorous.
September 18, 2017
Adam Sandler on point!
½ September 18, 2017
Wish I could give this 0 stars. No storyline, just a load of (unfunny) bits all put together.
September 9, 2017
Grown Ups 2 is just ok. It's more or less the same as the first movie. Again I really like the actors in this movie. They all have good talent but it seems like it was wasted on this movie. There were some funny scenes but not enough of them. The poop and slapstick don't count because that wasn't really funny. Another problem I had with this movie was that there wasn't really a plot. There was no backbone to this movie at all. It was just grown Ups acting like idiots. Overall I don't think this is the worst comedy I've ever seen but Grown Ups 2 should just be left alone. I wouldn't really bother watching it. But if someone asked me if I wanted to watch both of the movies, I wouldn't really mind watching them. They both aren't super bad. C-
September 9, 2017
So the grownups are back but this time it is different but hay I still have my 2 favorite actors Adam Sandler and Kevin James!
September 2, 2017
It's not Chekhov, it's a Sandler movie. Turn your brain off and laugh at all the funny SNL alums. The cheerleader car wash with the Lonely Island Guys. Shack as a balding cop. The 80's party... enjoy it.
September 2, 2017
GROWN UPS 2 is tacky, disgusting, juvenile, cliched, poorly made, unambiitous and ridiculously, ridiculously dumb. I will admit- I did laugh a bit- but this is a movie for people who just don't care, idiots or both.
½ August 30, 2017
Didn't really have a plot but it was still funny
½ August 25, 2017
Extreme let down from start to finish. Acting is lazy and not funny at all. Waste of good actors and a complete waste of money. ????
August 17, 2017
GREG: (Greg Smith, Founder of Agile Writers of Richmond, VA) Well, Scott, it s time to review Grown Ups 2. [SPOILER ALERT- some important details of the movie are revealed]

SCOTT: (Dr. Scott Allison, Professor of Psychology, University of Richmond) Not sure there were any grown ups involved in the making of this movie, but let s proceed. [Thats not the spoiler, but I could be wrong]

GREG: It s summertime and the last day of school in Adam Sandler s latest home movie. Sandler plays Lenny Feder, a man who has moved his family back to his Jersey hometown. And by some turn of logic, all his buddies have moved there with their families too. Apparently in the prequel, Feder made enough money in Hollywood to afford such a thing. Anyway the opening scene treats us to a preview of what is to come. A deer is loose in Feder s house and when his wife Roxanne (Salma Hayek) screams, the deer whizzes all over him and runs away, waking the rest of the household.

SCOTT: The old gang from the first Grown Ups movie re-assembles -- Lenny, Eric (Kevin James), Kurt (Chris Rock), and Marcus (David Spade). They discover that their kids are growing up faster than they realize. They attempt to re-live their teen years by jumping into a lake off a large cliff, but members of a college fraternity intercept them and humiliate them. The rest of the film involves our heroes, if you can call them that, dealing with each other s issues, their kids issues, and the hostile frat boys.

GREG: This is just an excuse for Adam Sandler to have fun with his friends with the camera rolling. The truly sad thing is that he ll probably make a tidy profit and there will be a sequel. Sandler s character plays the most well-adjusted of the troupe. His buddy Eric is a mamas boy and is in dutch with his hot wife (Maria Bello) for watching soaps with mama (mama is played by the still adorable Georgia Engel). Kurt has figured out that he has infinite Get Out of Jail cards with his hot wife (Maya Rudolph) because he remembered their 20th anniversary and she forgot. And in an unfathomable twist, Marcus is the town s lady s man getting bootie from every single woman in town. His other quirk is that his nearly grown son has arrived and is a bruiser and hates his father.

SCOTT: Greg, this movie is somewhat painful to watch. There are a lot of talented people involved in the making of this film, but it s talent all gone to waste. I know a lot of people will disagree, but Adam Sandler can be funny. And he can shine in serious roles, too (e.g., Spanglish). Chris Rock can rock, and many former Saturday Night Live luminaries who are bursting with talent make appearances here. But it s all squandered in Grown Ups 2, a movie that took 2 hours from my life that Ill never get back. I enjoy bathroom humor as much as the next guy, but much of this potty humor isn t very funny. This film is packed with jokes, but only about one out of eight jokes is funny. The other seven ranged from unfunny to painfully unfunny. And when the bad jokes aren t flying, there are plenty of visual gags to offend us, most of them involving urine stains, projectile vomiting, and bulging male crotches. The film s number one running gag, repeated so many times that I did indeed want to gag, involved people performing three bodily functions at once. Need I say more?

GREG: Oh, you mean the simultaneous burp-fart-sneeze? Hilarious.

SCOTT: Greg, you gave away the burp-fart-sneeze running gag, meaning that our readers now have absolutely no reason to see this movie. I withheld that crucial information but now the cat and its litter box is out of the bag.

GREG: Sorry. I ll add a spoiler alert to the heading of the review. The underlying theme of this movie is that our heroes are growing old. The college kids are young, energetic, nubile and on the warpath because they are of the misapprehension that the old guys trashed their fraternity house (what are these college kids doing in town anyway - it s summer.) This is the thinnest of plots - present here to give the film its only sense of coherence. Every scene was just a throw-away one-liner and the only passably funny scenes are already in the trailer. To his credit, Sandler continued the tradition of situation comedies: ugly fat men married to funny hot women. It s a tradition that goes back to Jackie Gleason and The Honeymooners. As you mentioned Scott, the list of SNL alum is long and luminous: Maya Rudolph, Colin Quinn, Tim Meadows, John Lovitz, Cheri Otari, and Andy Samberg as well as Shaquille O Neal and Steve Buscemi.

SCOTT: Indeed. Grown Ups 2 is a vacuous movie that may be funny to 13-year-old boys but only if those boys have a truly lousy sense of humor. I considered giving this film zero Reels, which would condemn it to our Reel Heroes Hall of Shame, but then I remembered just how truly atrocious The Big Wedding was. At least Grown Ups 2 doesn t take itself seriously. So I award Grown Ups 2 a big whopping single Reel. And a single Hero out of 5 as well. Movie: Hero:

GREG: Agreed. It is only by comparison that this movie is not a complete failure. Sandler s plot, such as it is, barely holds together and his comedy skills are evident albeit applied lazily. I also award 1 Reel and 1 Hero. And as a bonus, Scott, I award you one Get Out of Jail Free card so that you can skip the sequel. Movie: Hero:

SCOTT: Greg, I ll gladly take the card over the suicide pill I was going to take instead. Thank you.
August 2, 2017
As great as the first.
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