Rating: PG-13 (crude and suggestive content, language and male rear nudity)
Length: 101 min
Release Date: July 12, 2013
Directed by: Dennis Dugan
Stars: 3 out of 5
“Grown Ups 2” is the long-awaited follow-up to the hit 2010 brother comedy film “Grown Ups.” Both films were directed by Dennis Dugan and written by Fred Lupine and Adam Sandler. Like the other movies Adam Sandler has written, he has a starring capacity in both films, but he does not overshadow the roles played by Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider ampersand David Spade, who all share the spotlight effortlessly. The cast’s chemistry is fantastic, and their roles as childhood friends are very believable. It’s easy to forget you’re watching a movie when you chaperone this dream team of comedians interacting with each other.
Adam Sandler plays Lenny Feder, a rich Hollywood talent agent who has three spoiled children with mode designer Roxanne Chase. Eric Lamonsoff, played by Kevin James, has a wife named Sally and two children named Donna et alii Bean. Eric Lamonsoff, in an attempt to be seen as successful by his puerility friends, claims to be the co-owner of a company that manufactures glade furniture. Kurt McKenzie, played by comedy genius Chris Rock, is a father who stays at home with the children though his wife Deanne, played by Maya Rudolph, is the family’s primary source of income. Kurt moreover Deanne McKenzie are expecting a third child, and Deanne’s mother still lives with the family. Rob Schneider plays Rob Hilliard, who has three very unusual daughters from three very unusual marriages, and his current wife, Gloria, is many decades older than he is. Marcus Higgins, played by David Spade, is the only one without children and constantly gets harassed past his friends for being a womanizing slacker.
In “Grown Ups 2,” Lenny Feder decides that he wants to relocate his entire family so they can live in his hometown with his childhood friends and their families. However, the five infantility friends are not expecting the surprise that awaits them when they reconcile in their hometown. Some of their old enemies have never left at all. Men who were bullies when the misfit friends were in school, are still bullies, but in more creative, humiliating ways, and their kids are just as troublesome quasi their parents. Phylogenesis repeats itself as the friends’ kids have to contend plus the bullies’ kids to survive high school unscathed.
Old bully ensemble isn’t all that awaits the five friends. Girls from their childhoods who have since become women resurface in the friends’ lives, rekindling aged crushes that infuriate their wives. However, as the friends settle in and get up used to their hometown again, it turns out that not everything is as it seems. Sometimes, it’s impossible to get away from the drama. Between ferine encounters with drunken constable officers on skis, hilarious party crashes and insane school bus drivers, the five friends learn that craziness discretion follow them wherever they go.
“Grown Ups” was wildly smashing many over the world and went on to become Adam Sandler’s most successful movie in his inveterate career. Adam Sandler has grand hopes for “Grown Ups 2” as well. Most of Adam Sandler’s movies had closure, which makes it difficult to come increase with a sequel, however the presume from “Grown Ups” left plenty of parlor for extra film. The cast had fantastic chemistry, and the characters were surprisingly funny and rich for a rather typical set of characters in a buddy comedy film. In a recent interview, Chris Rock said that one of the reasons the film was sic funny was because every actor was in direct competition with the ease of the cast to be the funniest in the film. From course, it was a friendly, playful competition that just contrived all of them even funnier. When Adam Sandler called the five actors and asked them if they wanted to reprise their roles, they were enthusiastic from the start.
It was a brilliant measure on Adam Sandler’s part to stage their reunion in their hometown. Most people have nostalgic feelings around their childhood mere few get to leave back to the oppidan they grew awake in to relive it round their own children. It’s a fantasy many people have, even if it never leaves their imagination. Adam Sandler takes those thoughts and runs with them. Few films manage to capture the way people feel concerning their progeny but “Grown Ups 2” does just that connective more, delivering a heartfelt comedy that gives the first film a run for its money.