Movie Review - Grown Ups
A short warring before I begin. For about as long as I can remember Adam Sandler has been a personal hero of mine. To me he can't do anything wrong so my review of his latest movie my be a little skewed but I will try to be a little objective. The plot, in short, is about a group of five friends who reunite after the death of their much loved high school basketball coach. With their respective families and 'baggage' the friends return to the place they grew up for the funeral and use the event as an opportunity to catch up and reminisce about old times.
The cast line up is great and so promises a lot, probably too much. That's not to say the film is pants. It's not by any stretch of the imagination. Did it have me crying with laugher and wetting my seat? No, but I did have lots of fun watching it and there were plenty of laugh out loud moments. The humer is a little more subtle than I'm used to with Adam Sander movies but thats to the benefit of the story as it complemented the mood of the film. I really did feel like I was watching 5 best friends hanging out together taking every opportunity to take the piss out of each other. I found myself a little envious that they had such good friends to hang out with.
The story wasn't the most original tail but was a well thought out, amusing and has a happy ending. With each of the friends having their own individual tail to tell. We see that all the buddies have there issues at home but nothing that can't be sorted with there friends around them for advice and inspiration.
All in all a good, funny, lighthearted, sometime cheese (watch out for nanna), feel good movie. Defiantly worth a watch.
A strong 3/5
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