Well, I hate to disappoint you, but Grown Ups 2 isn’t going to win any Oscar’s. Big surprise, right? While the first installment of Adam Sandler and his buddies pretending to be responsible parents was a fun, goofy flick, this return will bore and disgust you. The script appears to have been written on a cocktail napkin while Sandler and his actor pals were all drunk out of their minds.
The all-star comedy cast shows that Saturday Night Live bonds last for many years. I’m glad they’re all having fun and making millions together, but their humor really should be a little bit more grown up by now, don’t you think? The film is full of crude jokes about barfs, farts, and every body part imaginable. Fake boobs and coarse, exaggerated antics fill the screen, along with inane dialogue and gags that dwell too long.
Adam Sandler’s character, Lenny Feder, moves back to where he grew up with all of his buddies played by Chris Rock, Kevin James, and David Spade. Other favorites in the cast include Salma Hayek Pinault, Maya Rudolph, Steve Buscemi, Colin Quinn, Jon Lovitz, Shaquille O’Neal and, of course, Rob Schneider. Twilight lovers will cringe when they see Taylor Lautner playing a dumb, mean frat boy with lines that include such gems as “farthead.”
Adam Sandler attempts to recapture his youth by spewing out the most juvenile plot while insulting his audience. It’s vulgar and definitely NOT funny. Are all of the stars in the movie afraid to tell Sandler how bad this movie really is or do they simply not care?
PG-13 for being stupid and offensive, in addition to all of the other reasons.
Grade = F