- Title Grown Ups 2
- Year 2013
- Run time
- Tagline Just because they're a little older doesn't mean they've grown up
The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises: the last day of school.
Title: Grown Ups 2 Director: Dennis Dugan Year: 2013 Run time: 1 hr 41 mins
We adored the first film, funny throughout with a bit of a slow start, although it has to be remembered we were looking for anything amusing after the disaster that was The Expendables. I was looking forward to the sequel, in the hopes it would be as good as the first, although the trailer wasn’t quite as funny as wished for.
2:47 - The kid left the front door open, and he says that’s a “nice thing”? 9:30 - “I gotta go to that? I mean, I get to go to that?” 11:08 - That’s Mr C kinda timekeeping right there. 15:11 - I like Salma Hayek. Mostly because of Ugly Betty, even though she was horrible on there. 17:50 - Days of our Lives. Everything’s a Friends reference. 21:14 - “Did a scientist make you in a lab?” 25:59 - Who makes a kid go to school for one day? 32:32 - “She moves like yagger, no?” 37:29 - It must be good to have a place to “hang” out like that as a kid, a big awesome lake. 48:50 - The chest bumping does look painful. 50:11 - More cheerleaders should moonwalk. 54:17 - The cure for anger is Jack Daniels, apparently. 55:09 - I don’t wanna generalise, but these frat boys are the worst. 1:02:52 - Bless kids. “The 80s? That was 70 years ago!” 1:09:24 - I’m not really a party person, but a 1980s party seems way cool. 1:16:54 - Jeez, kids are annoying. Just go to sleep! 1:20:33 - Although that kid made the other kid a sparkly shoe for his broken leg. Cute. 1:23:11 - Adam Sandler is crazy good at switching between talking and yelling. 1:30:11 - “What were you, raised by ninjas?”
Just really, really bad. There were two actual funny moments, and the rest was occasionally amusing - most of which was down to the consumption of wine anyway. It felt like a lot of sketches sewn together, as the film didn’t really have a point. The first was about them getting back together as friends and reconciling their childhood dreams with the reality of adulthood. This one was a hotchpotch of things, with no central theme, and the people didn’t seem to gel as well as they did the first time. Also, wtf with the deer?