Five friends (Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Kevin James, and Chris Rock) with their wives get together for the first time after ten years of finishing school to honor the memory of their basketball coach.
Comedian Adam Sandler and director Dennis Dugan - united star duo of actor-director, like, for example, Don Siegel and Clint Eastwood. But the finish product of these two guys is rather funny and specific and unlikely contender for a place in history.
Comedy "Happy Gilmore", "Big Daddy," "Do not Mess with the Zohan" or "Chuck and Larry" are based on charisma and jokes of one Sandler and director's work in them is pretty standard. New movie by Sandler and Dugan "Grown Ups" borrows the plot of "The Big Chill" by Lawrence Kazdana, but interprets it in a frivolous manner. Critics are horrified, but the audience seems will be able to provide Sandler with one more box office success.
"Looks like somebody had a good time, shooing this movie. Can't say the same about me while watching" - Joe Newmyer, New York Daily News.
"Come on, Sandler. You have a lot of money, so take up something interesting and non-standard than the leading role in the garbage like "Grown Ups" - Richard Roper, Ebert and Roeper.
"Cheap and bumming comedy" - Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony.
"Just a little better then "Couples Retreat" - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune.
"Dennis Dugan for a comedy is like an atomic bomb for Nagasaki" - Matt Bryunson, Creative Loafing.
"Just wasting my time"- Tony Midley, Tolucan Times.
"Unfortunately, Sandler and screenwriter Wolf did not offer us anything new. All the same old jokes again and again" - Gene Caplan, Kaplan vs. Kaplan.
"Idiotic summer movie, just fading out of my head, but able to entertain while watching" - Rebecca Murray, About.com.
"Despite the fact that the plot falls apart, Sandler and company have shown sufficient number of jokes and unforgettable moments, in order to fun the audience during the whole view"- Carly Jeffrey, FILMINK.
"Garbage" - Tom Long, Detroit News.
"Let us hope that Adam Sandler and his buddies Kevin James, Rob Schneider, Chris Rock and David Spade, and director Dennis Dugan wonderfully relaxed on set, because that the spectators at this party is clearly not invited"- Jeffrey Anderson, Combustible Celluloid.
"At its best the film represents the only group of guys who do nothing that enjoy the company of each other - neither more nor less"- Jeffrey Lyles , Gazette.
"There is nothing more here besides of drinking beer and talking about good old days and how shitty are the new days"- Liz Braun, Jam! Movies.
This week, in the U.S. will start two potential hits: "Twilight. Eclipse" and "The Last Airbender", well we shall see!