13
Aug
10

Movie Review: Grown Ups

By Saurin Parikh

Thirty years after they win their school’s first ever basketball championship, five friends get together once again at the funeral of their erstwhile coach. They’ve been in touch through the years, but not really been close. Their coach’s funeral gives them the chance to relive the old days once again over a weekend spent at a rented lake house. Only this time, they’re not alone, they have their families with them. And with their partners and kids around, things are never going to be the same as they were in the good old days. The five friends have now grown up; they have responsibilities, ambiguities and problems. As they spend the weekend together, they rediscover their friendship, their love for their partners and the pleasures of a simple family life.

Grown Ups is directed by Dennis Dugan and boasts of an ensemble cast of some of Hollywood’s finest funnymen in Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider. The film also stars Salma Hayek, who doesn’t really fit in. The other guys are great at what they’re supposed to do: make you laugh.

The movie is a light comedy; it’s not the usual boisterous laugh-riot that we associate Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider with. Nonetheless, it still has its moments and sequences that make you laugh. That apart, Grown Ups is consistently pleasant and leaves you with a smile on your face. It might not be great cinema, but it has the feel-good factor of a nice story that cannot go wrong.

Grown Ups is about friendship, it’s about growing up, it’s even a coming-of-age story. It has various elements strewn into the story that make it a quality family movie. Overall, a decent, enjoyable watch.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


1 Response to “Movie Review: Grown Ups”


  1. 1 Anu
    August 13, 2010 at 03:43

    Salma Hayek…she is HOTTTTT!!!!!

    Like


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Member of The Internet Defense League

Follow Mehta Kya Kehta? on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Blog Stats

  • 1,111,553 hits

Join us on Facebook

August 2010
M T W T F S S
« Jul   Sep »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

%d bloggers like this: