Just close your eyes, and pass down to your memory lane. I am sure everyone must have behave like a child in their adulthood once in their lifetime, and I am also sure they had lots of fun in doing that, plus a smile comes in the face when we still remember it. “Grown Ups” is the exactly the film which will make u smile, will make you laugh, and will surely enjoy the film till its last frame. Directed by Dennis Dugan, who has also directed slapstick comedy movies like “I Know Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” & “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan”; and Produced and as well as Written by none other than Adam Sandler; this movie will make you crazy and for once surely you will roll down to your floor by laughing.
It’s a pretty sweet and simple story of a five friends, who were happy when they were kids, but as soon they grown up, when they married, when they had kids, all the small little problems were coming up to them and they all were stressed out as any normal husband or father would be. All the friends met after a long time back in the funeral of their basketball coach, who was during in their school time. After the funeral they all decided to spend their weekends away from the city, in some farmhouse, with their wives and kids, all together, relax and enjoy, etc. But what makes tough to all these five friends is to understand the meaning of joy and small little happiness which their wives and kids were missing, also to wipe out the small little fights which husband and wives daily having, to change their kids behavior who had forgotten to respect others, to respect each and everything, to make them understand that real joy of being a kid is to play like kids and not to play everytime with their playstations and all, and just etc.
What makes real funny and real witty is the characterization of each and every character, and the screenplay played according to that character. And what makes real worthy this film, is the basic message what the film tries to convey it. These two points will win your hearts and will make you laugh and smile in the entire movie.
By just introducing the characters only will make you feel of ‘very funny’. Adam Sandler is struggling with their kids who always into their video games and playstations, and his wife Salma Hayek has attitude of being a classy and high class Italian fashion savvy. Kevin James is always being attracted to the old aged woman’s and has two wives nearly about 60 yrs of age. He has two young hot daughters nearly about his age. David Saple is a playboy material and often flirts with young girls and has many girlfriends. Kevin behaves like a very protective father to their daughters from the playboy David. Chris Rock is struggling with his wives, mother and children’s who doesn’t respect him even though he works and clean his house daily and plus prepare food for them daily, and still they comment on his work. Rob Schneider is struggling with his middle class life, and always does a show off among his friends so that he can’t be ashamed of his middle class life among them and also struggling with his wives attitude who still feeds her milk to his 5yr old kid.
These all characterizations with some extra dose of funnier and wittier screenplay will make your weekend a super fun ride enjoyable and relaxable. Direction by Dennis Dugan is super as always. Screenplay written by Adam Sandler is very funny and hilarious. Performances by each and every character were a super class. And the overall film is a super enjoyable.
If you wanna be kid again, and wanna have some fun, with learning some meaning message, then please “Grow Up” and learn the real meaning of life.
4 / 5