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Lenny 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.
Comedy - Like the first film, this is another silly and often crude comedy
from Adam Sandler, joined by fellow comic actors Kevin James, Chris
Rock, and David Spade. Rob Schneider fans will be disappointed that
he is the only one of the first film's cast that does not return.
While featuring a number of children and bearing the air of a family
film, there is a lot of crude toilet humor and strongly suggestive
humor including gay jokes, so parents should be warned.
PROFANITY: 2 S-words; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Suggestive clothed dancing and exercising. VIOLENCE: Comic hits, fights, brawls; no blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol at parties and leisure. ACTION: A big brawl. COMEDY: Constant crude physical and verbal humor; suggestive humor; gay humor; cute kid humor.
Roger EbertFull Review Poor If you chortle at a deer trapped in a house, flaunting a hot pink bra on its antler (C-cup, an observer admires), and urinating copiously, you're the right person for "Grown Ups 2."
USA TodayFull Review Poor This eye-rolling excursion in toilet humor seems all the more tone-deaf given that Sandler is a few years shy of 50. His comic schtick has long been aimed at 13-year-old boys, but his latest efforts are an insult to adolescents of any age.
Entertainment WeeklyFull Review Below Average Nearly every Adam Sandler movie seems to provoke handwringing over whether he's living up to his potential. He's capable of portraying nuanced characters, as he did in "Funny People" and "Punch-Drunk Love," but he's clearly happy to settle for his go-to routine of acting like a child and spewing lazy jokes that include his comic holy trinity: bodily fluids, flatulence and ogling scantily-clad women.
NY PostFull Review Very Poor In any case, Sandler sums it up himself halfway through: "We're irrelevant! We're losers! We're old!" Age isn't the problem, buddy; nobody is more in touch with his inner obnoxious 6-year-old than you. But two out of three ain't bad.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 117 moviegoers:
TEENS:GREAT REVIEWS from both the males and females. This is the group Adam Sandler targets and they all loved it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Over half the males enjoyed "Grown Ups 2" very much. The remaining ones indicated that they felt it was a good/average movie, which isn't great but it's not bad. The four females all enjoyed it very much.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are very similar. Approximately half loved "Grown Ups 2." Another 20%, or so, rated it as an average movie. Only a very tiny percentage indicated that they didn't like this movie. For an Adam Sandler movie these are some high reviews.