Monday, July 15 2013, 03:47 PM MDT
Movie Review: Grown Ups 2
1.5 out of 5 Stars
Director: Dennis Dugan
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock
Recommended To: Adam Sandler fans .
Synopsis: Lenny Feder (Adam Slander) moves back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids. Antics ensue.
Review: Grown Ups 2 is twice the film that Grown Ups was and three times as good as Jack and Jill or That’s My Boy were. That’s really not saying much considering that Adam Sandler’s has been running on fumes for ten or so years. According to IMDB Grown Ups 2 is also the film that Rob Schneider turned down due to scheduling conflicts. The film is a collection of skits loosely tied together by a plot that finds Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James and David Spade trying to recreate their glory years without much success. Like most Sandler films there are numerous cameos and small roles from the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Jon Lovitz, Dan Patrick and a so-bad-its-embarrassing performance from Steve Buscemi. If you’ve loved everything Sander has ever done you’ll probably find Grown Ups 2 to be hilarious. I found it to be better than expected, but still a waste of time.
-Ryan Michael Painter