Grown Ups Wednesday, 08 April 2020

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


    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.


    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.


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


    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.


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


    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).


    Mildly funny, unforced, diverting. Strong cast.


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

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