Thirty years after having won a basketball championship, Lenny Feder, Eric Lamonsoff, Kurt McKenzie, Marcus Higgins and Rob Hilliard head back to their hometown with their families to gather for the funeral of their beloved coach from back in the days. Their lives have taken very different turns since their childhood but once together they try to relive the good old days as if they’ve never gone away.
Sound and Vision:
Just like the entire movie there isn’t much special to be said about the image and sound quality. The image looks decent for DVD without excelling on any level, nor do things look bad. There aren’t any specific issues but at no point does the transfer stand out of the crowd.
The same can be said about the sound. Dialogues are clear and understandable but there’s nothing that really makes our heart pound faster. Decent stuff but nothing special.
– Laughing is contagious
– The cast of Grown Ups
Bloopers and a short documentary. Nothing special here either.
I like Adam Sandler movies. At least, I did. Lately it seems he’s following the shift towards “intellectual” comedy that’s apparently flowing through American cinema and as a result we tend to get “comedies” that are more drama than actually funny. The same applies for Grown Ups. It’s supposed to be a comedy that has an all-star comedy cast, but there’s little to be found that you can actually laugh with.
While comedy is supposed to make you laugh, this movie is more like a reverse “coming of age” story where a bunch of grown ups gather once again to relive some past glory and realise their lives aren’t what they had dreamt about. All very nice and such, but not really material for a comedy. At least, not how it’s done here. The jokes are flimsy at best and in the end you just sit on your couch, waiting for something interesting to watch. Which you’re still doing when the end credits pass by.
Our advise would be to let this one slide and instead lead your own life. It will be more interesting than watching this movie.