Look how bad this poster looks, it’s like the producers asked some kid to photoshop fun on to the posterNow the original Grown Ups was a comedy vehicle for Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade. It was funny and had some genuine laugh out loud moments. It was a film destined for the bargain box at your local DVD shop. But according to Sandler, it was a success, so he asked his buddies to make a second one. They all agreed, and here I am reviewing a film no one asked for.
Essentially Lenny and his friends move back to the town they grew up in. They all have great jobs, and their families are actually enjoying living there. It is a great time to be Adam Sandler. The jokes are crude, childish and overall slightly cringe. It’s a film designed for the person who can’t follow the plot. The film you put on when the kids come over, the film you play on a Sunday evening when you can’t find anything on Netflix.
Every joke in the film is at someone else expense, and that the entire concept of the film. Gag after gag, crude joke after crude joke. It gets worse and worse. And that’s the problem, I love it. The jokes are so lame, something that I do in real life. The physical comedy is also gross, and it’s so self-deprecating that the humour comes full circle. The first film was Sandler having fun, this is him cashing in the check for more money at the box office. Ohh and what was the deal with Nick Swardson. Why was he always drunk, high or off his rocker throughout? The guy was the brunt of all the jokes.
This film is like watching Adam Sandler and friends asking the devil to be great again. Unfortunately for them, they did not achieve this. His jokes are just so lame. I don’t know why Netflix asked him to make films exclusively for them.
The cast is impressive, with Sandler asking some of his old Saturday Night Live crew to join in the antics. Also Shaquille O’Neill, Stone Cold Steve Austin and even an appearance from old time pal Jon Lovitz. Cameo galore.
Overall a bad (but funny) film from Sandler, and his friends. He brings the gags, and even the emotion but unfortunately there is no plot development what so ever. Just a day in the life of Lenny, and the crap he gets up to in the small town where everyone and I quote “swam in the lake aged 8”. Rob Schnieder, you were lucky you were busy making another film, instead of starring in this car crash. Terrible.
Should you watch it: NO