I’m not going to lie, when I heard about an Adam Sandler movie called “Grown Ups,” I wasn’t too excited. As a matter a fact, I completely dismissed it. I have loved many of Adam’s movies, but lately he has been going down a path I have been afraid to follow. I didn’t watch “Bedtime Stories” or “Funny People.” He has been doing either “more of the same” movies or serious roles. So, I haven’t been lured to any of his recent outings.
Suddenly, my opinion changed when I saw the poster below. Here I discovered he would be sharing the screen with Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider. Now, all of them together had my attention. Yet another buddy movie, and it had slipped past my radar.
Yes, these four guys together can be an amazing combination, so I rushed to find the movie’s trailer, and I was pleased after watching it. Here we have some of the funniest guys in the comedy business, they are having fun and acting like themselves. I love that they have Kevin James and Adam Sandler in the front of the poster. Yet, the trailer shows bits about them all. In this poster, Chris Rock and David Spade are in the back ground and so is Rob Schneider. Now, this is not a bad thing, because just like in the trailer, they are also in the background, but cracking jokes and making fun of the rest, which sometimes makes for the most memorable characters, kind off like the two old guys in the Muppets. I think, they will shine in this movie.
Not to mention Kevin James — who is still on top after the success of “Paul Blart: Mall Cop.” This is his follow-up movie, and he will lure a great deal of people to the cinemas (myself included). He has, in my opinion, a Jackie Gleason feel to him that I love.
The movie description reads: Thirty years after their high school graduation, five good friends reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend. It is a great setup and I am looking forward to it. (For the record: My high school friends and buddies and I haven’t truly grown up and I’m not planning on it.)
Look for “Grown Ups” — which also stars Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Colin Quinn, Maya Rudolph, Tim Meadows, Steve Buscemi and Norm MacDonald — in theaters starting June 25.
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i totally agree with ya on the last two Adam Movies. I did see them however but definitely didnt care for Funny People and therefore was also ready to ignore Grown Ups but then i saw the trailer and i really things those guys together in a movie should be fun. Kinda makes me thing of the OCEAN movies there’s nothing like watching actors act when they are truly having a good time. It’s like they just shine…
Hhhmmm Josue, I’m with you, sometimes Adam Sandler movies can fall flat. I always seem to find myself giving him another chance though, each time I watch one of his movies.This feeling is usually buoyed by the successes of some of his movies that HAVE worked. So, naturally, I will probably give this movie a try too. I’ll be interested to know what you thought when you see it!
Honestly, I had no desire to see “Bedtime Stories,” but it was on TV a few weeks back and it was better than I expected. Sandler fans should check it out.
Great job on the article Josue. I must admit I used to be a big fan of Adam Sandler from Billy Madison to Waterboy. But I agree his latest movies doesn’t interest me. I might watch this movie because of the cast especially Chris Rock (the man is HILARIOUS)but most likely wait until it comes out on netflix. =)
Wow that sounds like a movie must watch. I’m sold! You were right, it might have slipped past my radar as well. Thanks for the article Josue! Much appreciated.
I just know I’m going to see this.