Grown Ups Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Grown Ups

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Low level coarse language; sexual references.

  • The pitch:

    Acting like children.

  • Starring:

    Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph, Joyce Van Patten, Di Quon, Steve Buscemi, Madison Riley

  • Directed by:

    Dennis Dugan

  • Running time:

    102 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People get kicked, burned, slapped, hit with objects, shot (arrows), squirted, shoved. People trip over, fall down. Kids get knocked over. Boys play a violent shooting game. A child drives/crashes a car. Hanging oneself, Vietnam, electric chair, getting hit, killing (comic) mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood splatter, corpses (game). Bunion. Injured animal. Object protruding from skin. Bloody wound. Body cast.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Tongue-kissing, boob-grabbing. Sexual innuendo, references to sexual activity, ogling, flirting, implied sex. Puberty, getting horny mentioned. A man's bottom is poked. Bestiality, references to animal sex.Male bums. Cleavage. Swimwear, skimpy clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, wine, shots). Drunken behaviour. Gambling (friendly bet, board game). Selling crack mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    S-words, a-words, p*ss, crap, b*tch. Name-calling, teasing, back-chatting. Jokes about race, paedophilia, menstruation, pregnancy, age, weight, religion, funerals, breastfeeding, animals, homosexuality, disability, appearance. Racial, ethnic, gender stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Friendship, comedy, memories, marriage, parenting, death, spoiled children, 4th July, holidays, lying, family, team sport, flashback, rivalry, basketball, reunions, winning, losing.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased mentor. Funeral setting, spreading ashes. Dog, bird, turtle, horses, dead insects, taxidermy deer, fireworks. Cataract surgery, ex-wives, job loss mentioned. Farting, gagging, urination, burping, wheezing. Bacon, chicken eaten. Some Chinese (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Mildly funny, unforced, diverting. Strong cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Mostly unfunny, no plot, humiliating-style humour, clichéd, unexceptional.

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