Saturday, June 26, 2010

Grown Ups

Unlike the abysmal MacGruber, this reunion of former Saturday Night Live alumni delivers a very funny guys movie about best friends who have grown up with their own families and drifted apart but are brought back together by the death of their beloved basketball coach. Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider play the five best friends with their wives played by the lovely Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph, and Joyce Van Patton . Outside of the peeing in the pool that is shown in the trailer, the stand out comedic moments are Bello's breast feeding scenes, the arrival of Schneider's estranged daughters, and the visit to the water park. An all around good ensemble comedy that delivers regardless of what Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post says. One thing I still don't get from Hornaday's review is how a farting grandmother is sexist but I recommend seeing the film regardless.

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