Monday, 5 March 2012

Grown-Ups Review (Updated)


Release Date: 24th June 2010 - Australia

Production Companies
Happy Madison Productions
Relativity Media

Sony Pictures Australia

Genre: Comedy

Rating: M

Runtime: 102 minutes

Budget: $70-80,000,000

Box Office Gross: $271,430,189

Plot Summary
In 1978, five 12-year-olds win a
CYO basketball championship.
Thirty years later, they gather
with their families for their
coach's funeral and a weekend
at a house on a lake where
they used to party. By now,
each is a grownup with
problems and challenges:
Marcus is alone and drinks
too much. Rob, with three
daughters he rarely sees, is
always deeply in love until 
he turns on his next ex-wife.
Eric is overweight and out of
work. Kurt is a househusband,
henpecked by wife and mother
-in-law. Lenny is a successful
Hollywood agent married to a
fashion designer; their kids
take privilege for granted.
Can the outdoors help these
grownups rediscover
connections or is this chaos
in the making?

Adam Sandler - Lenny "Hollywood" Feder
Salma Hayek - Roxanne Chase-Feder
Jake Goldberg - Greg Feder
Cameron Boyce - Keithie Feder
Alexys Nycole Sanchez - Becky Feder
Kevin James - Eric Lamonsoff
Maria Bello - Sally Lamonsoff
Ada-Nicole Sanger - Donna Lamonsoff
Frank & Morgan Gingerich - Bean
Chris Rock - Kurt McKenzie
Maya Rudolph - Deanne McKenzie
Nadji Jeter - Andre McKenzie
China Anne McClain - Charlotte Mc
Ebony Jo-Ann - Mama Ronzoni
Rob Schneider - Rob Hillard
Joyce Van Patten - Gloria Hillard
Madison Riley - Jasmine Hillard
Jamie Chung - Amber Hillard
Ashley Loren - Bridget Hillard
David Spade - Marcus "Higgy" Higgins
Blake Clark - Coach
Colin Quinn - Dickie Bailey
Steve Buscemi - Wiley

Director - Dennis Dugan
Writer/Producer - Adam Sandler
Writer - Fred Wolf
Producer - Jack Giarraputo
Cinematography - Theo van de Sande
Film Editor - Tom Costain
Music - Rupert-Gregson Williams

GROWN-UPS is such an absolute fantastic movie that is packed with laughter scene after scene. No wonder it pulled in lot of comedic stars such as Kevin James, Rob Scheider, Chris Rock, David Spade and most importantly Adam Sandler. The famous crew are well renown for their work with their films of Happy Madison and I heard that GROWN-UPS is basically the comedy version of THE EXPENDABLES which somewhat amazes me. I loved the two amusing parts that were included in GROWN-UPS which is the little girl that wants to get chocolate wasted and the muscle man at the water-park who has a really funny voice. Ironic to a delight, Steve Buscemi is featured to an extended cameo appearance and he is Sandler's another collaborator when appearing in some of his work.

It may not be like the other Adam Sandler movies or compared to HAPPY GILMORE (click here), but this has been his finest work for quite some time and it is my favourite.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever

1 comment:

  1. its a good movie and is one of best movies yet