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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