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Grown Ups


Grown Ups is a hilarious comedy about five men who were best friends when they were young kids and now are getting together for the Fourth of July weekend to meet each others' families for the first time.

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PAUSE for kids age 13
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
1 out of 5

Friendship comedy is too crude for younger kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that although this Adam Sandler/David Spade/Chris Rock comedy about old friends reuniting after a tragedy has lots of heart, that doesn't make up for the crude and repetitive jokes. And while the trailer might have you thinking the humor is all about kids and families, there's a lot of racy "guy" stuff here: Male buttocks are shown, and there are plenty of sexual innuendoes/references and instances of men ogling women. One character is depicted as a booze-loving lush, and though the main characters are ostensibly good friends, they're not particularly kind to one another (their kids also behave rudely, expecting to be waited on hand and foot and maligning anything that's not fancy or technologically advanced). Language includes "s--t" and "ass."

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about who Grown Ups is targeted at. Is it intended to appeal to families?
  • The movie's sexual humor includes plenty of jokes about older women dating younger men. Does the film reinforce or undermine stereotypes on that topic? What about on other subjects?
  • What is the movie saying about kids' love of tech toys?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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1 star

You can feel these guys are real life buddies & the actors had a good time filming but that didnt do anything to save this movie.There were more lame moments in this movie then funny 1s.I loved the part where Kevin James fell off the rope swing but when he was dancing with the chicken bucket on his head, He looked like a complete idiot.The only actors that I even found funny in Grown Ups were Steve Buscemi & Ebony Jo-Ann as Mama Ronzoni.David Spade was his usual annoying self

- dukeakasmudge, Saturday, November 13, 2010

2 stars

Fun 2010 summer movie with four big comic guys to keep you entertained. A movie for straight guys, because there's lots of hot females onscreen eye candy every two minutes. I personally liked Kevin James in this. There are some funny scenes and this stands up against most other summer comedies from years past.

- YosemiteSamFan, Friday, November 12, 2010

2 stars

Typical Sandler comedy, adolescent, gross-out humor. The male leads are all friends and have good chemistry, but the script is throw away. Just another one of those movies it's fun to watch once and then you'll never have to / want to watch it again.

- Chiefilms, Thursday, November 11, 2010