12 certificateGrown Ups is a Film programme that first aired in 2010 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

Grown Ups is a 3 star programme

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Grown Ups (2010)

Directed by
Dennis Dugan

Following the death of their high school basketball coach, five best friends get together to scatter his ashes at a plush lakeside house over the Fourth of July weekend. Rented by Hollywood big shot Lenny (Adam Sandler) and his fashion designer wife Roxanne (Salma Hayek), the venue hosts successful businessman Eric (Kevin James), house-husband Kurt (Rock) and new age weirdo Rob (Rob Schneider).

Also tagging along is swinging bachelor Marcus (David Spade), and the chums' families, including Kurt's windy mother-in-law (Ebony Jo-Ann) and Eric's perky wife Sally (Maria Bello). Despite the solemnity of the occasion, the guys are out to have fun, but they soon find that their adult responsibilities get in the way of having a good time.

If you're looking for jokes about breast milk and farting grannies then you can't go far wrong with this knockabout comedy. Brought to the screen by Sandler's Happy Madison Productions and directed by long-time collaborator Dugan, Grown Ups is a real love-in for the star and his pals.

While they all seem to be having a smashing time, the lack of a plot and any memorable gags may put some off, but die-hard Sandler aficionados will no doubt get a few laughs out of the broad, crude humour.

While Hayek and Bello are a little underused, it's worth keeping an eye out for an ace cameo from Boardwalk Empire star Steve Buscemi, who has made a habit out of livening up even the most tepid Sandler productions.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 102 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2010

Rating:
3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

Cast

Image for Adam SandlerAdam Sandler...Lenny Feder
Image for Kevin JamesKevin James...Eric Lamonsoff
Image for Chris RockChris Rock...Kurt McKenzie
Image for David SpadeDavid Spade...Marcus Higgins
Image for Rob SchneiderRob Schneider...Rob Hilliard
Image for Salma HayekSalma Hayek...Roxanne Chase-Feder
Image for Maria BelloMaria Bello...Sally Lamonsoff
Image for Maya RudolphMaya Rudolph...Deanne McKenzie
Joyce Van Patten...Gloria
Image for Ebony Jo-AnnEbony Jo-Ann...Mama Ronzoni
Di Quon...Rita
Image for Steve BuscemiSteve Buscemi...Wiley
Colin Quinn...Dickie Bailey
Image for Tim MeadowsTim Meadows...Malcolm
Madison Riley...Jasmine Hilliard