Grown Ups 2
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bello, Nick Swardson, Steve Buscemi, Colin Quinn, Tim meadows, Jon Lovitz, Shaquille O’Neal, Oliver Hudson, Taylor Lautner
Directed by: Dennis Dugan
Run Time: 101 mins
Opens July 12th
By Lisa Minzey of The Reel Critic.com
Hey Phoenix Film Fans! If you’re a fan of Adam Sandler, then this weekend you’re in luck as his new film “Grown Ups 2” opens in theaters. It’s been three years since the release of “Grown Ups” and one of the first sequels in the Sandler catalog of films. Will audiences be delighted or disgusted with the latest film? Read on to find out...
Three years ago, Lenny Feder (Adam Sandler) had one of the best summers of his life reconnecting with old friends Eric Lamonsoff (Kevin James), Kurt McKenzie (Chris Rock) and Marcus Higgins (David Spade). Now that ‘s relocated from Los Angeles back to his childhood hometown, life has never been better.
It’s the last day of school/ first day of summer break. Lenny and crew have plans to have a great summer, but when an old high school bully, new frat boy bullies, missed milestone anniversaries, crazy bus drivers, teenagers who start dating, estranged children and 400 party guests cross paths all in one day, making it a crazy start to a long summer season. How will the men get through this day or even the summer? When “Grown Ups” was released in 2010, who would have thought it would have spawned a sequel? This is a rare case of the sequel being better than the original. Sandler and crew spared no punches (Literally) in pulling every gag, joke and element that has been successful from every Sandler film since the 1990's and rolling into one film. There are elements of Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy and several other films which this is the first sequel in the Sandler catalog. I’ll admit, while it being completely absurd, somewhat gross and perturbing, sometimes a little crude humor goes a long way into making an otherwise ridiculous film more enjoyable. This film knows exactly what it is and plays it up to the best of it’s ability. What has evolved is that although Sandler is known for some really crude humor, kids will be entertained and won’t be too obnoxious to bring them to. If you’re a fan of Sandler films, more on the family friendly end of the spectrum, check out “Grown Ups 2” when it opens in theaters starting Friday July 12, 2013.