We were in the mood for something funny when we chose to see Grown Ups. It stars Adam Sandler and Chris Rock, after all.
Gown Ups is about five childhood friends who reunite after the passing of their basketball coach passes away. With their quirky families in tow, the boys get together in the coach's lake house for a Fourth of July weekend of reliving their childhoods. Chaos ensues as the parents realize that growing older doesn't mean that you have to grow up. You're never too old to let loose, be goofy, and have fun with your friends and your kids, sometimes even at the same time.
You know how certain comedies look funny in the previews, but the preview includes most of the really funny bits? And then there are others that are so funny all the way through that you spend 2 hours hoping you don't pee your pants? Well Grown Ups is somewhere in between. Although it was funny, and I enjoyed myself, I went in expecting a funnier movie than I got. The redeeming quality of Grown Ups is that it took me back to the summer camp days. And now I want to go to the lake, and I want to go camping. What is it about spending time camping lakeside that transforms us back to those carefree childhood summers?
Grown Ups is definitely a family movie. And it is a movie that the family will enjoy. It's well paced, so it doesn't drag. It will entertain you, no matter how old you are. And you will laugh, but maybe not as much as you expected.