SOME GUYS NEED A LITTLE EXTRA TIME TO MATURE.
Five childhood buddies (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider) reunite for their basketball coach’s funeral… and spend a tumultuous Fourth of July weekend with their wives and kids in a rented house. The Big Chill for the Sandler generation? As expected, all we get out of it is cheap jokes delivered by a cast of second-rate movie stars who all fail to find the right tone or a reason for us to care for them. Worth a few giggles though, and the women are a positive counterweight when the guys are at their most predictable.
2010-U.S. 102 min. Color. Directed by Dennis Dugan. Screenplay: Adam Sandler, Fred Wolf. Cast: Adam Sandler (Lenny Feder), Kevin James (Eric Lamonsoff), Chris Rock (Kurt McKenzie), David Spade (Marcus Higgins), Rob Schneider (Rob Hilliard), Salma Hayek Pinault… Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph, Steve Buscemi, Tim Meadows, Norm Macdonald.
Trivia: Followed by Grown Ups 2 (2013).