If you're planning on going to the movies this weekend, then the "Grown Ups" review may just effect your choice. "Grown Ups" is a guys-behaving-badly comedy that focuses on childhood friends who get together to re-connect. The movie had mixed reviews. Starring Adam Sandler, this $ 70 million movie wants to pull in at least enough viewership to pay the bills.
The storyline with the Grown Ups review
Short and sweet is the basic storyline of Grown Ups. Four childhood friends get together as adults to reconnect and try to get to know each other as "Grown Ups.” They basically behave just like the stereotypical "bad boys" and play the whole thing for laughs. Peeing in pools, sexist jokes, and fat jokes abound.
What others say about Grown Ups
On Rotten Tomatoes, 8 percent of reviews on Grown Ups are positive. Most reviews for "Grown Ups" talk about all of the very lowbrow humor, lack of cohesive script, scattershot ideas and a stunted-feeling script. There is a particular concern that this movie is simply a vehicle for Adam Sandler -- much like last year's "Funny People" but less funny. Grown Up stereotypes are really obvious. Unfortunately, the "Grown Ups" way of handling all of these overloaded stereotypes, though, is to overplay them time and over again. As much as possible, stereotypes are reinforced.
Grown Ups finances
Grown Ups was a low budget film A budget of "just" $ 70 million means that the movie only has to have a mediocre performance in order to pay back all the actors, studio, distribution, and all other associated costs. Last year's Adam Sandler vehicle, Funny People, made somewhere around $ 23 million during the opening weekend. The movie might make just enough to cover costs.