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Grown Ups is a 2010 American comedy film starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider. Rock, Schneider, Spade and Sandler (as well as co-star Tim Meadows) all joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in the 1990-91 season; other actors Colin Quinn, Maya Rudolph, and Norm MacDonald have also been SNL cast members. Sandler and Fred Wolf wrote the script and Dennis Dugan directed. The film was produced by Sandler's production company Happy Madison and was distributed by Columbia Pictures.
Thirty years after graduating from high school, five former basketball teammates gather at the lake house where they celebrated their biggest victory to mourn the passing of their late coach. Over the course of the Fourth of July weekend, the five friends realize that just because they've all grown up and started families doesn't mean that they've lost that old spark. Adulthood is what you make of it, and no one at the lake house is eager to be the grown-up of the gang.
This Movie Contains Examples Of:
- Adorkable: Rob's third daughter.
- Actor Allusion: Gloria mentions that Rob has been compared to a "midget Filipino Fonzie" - Rob Schneider actually has Pinoy blood.
- It's also the closest they have to a third Henry Winkler appearance in Sandler's movies.
- Turns out Jamie Chung will play another character named Amber in Sucker Punch.
- Adult Child
- Amusing Injuries: A game of "arrow roulette", where the five compete to be the last to avoid a falling arrow, ends when it goes into Rob's foot. This goes Up to Eleven later with Steve Buscemi, who gets stuck on a zipline and crashes into a hut... and later "wins" another round of "arrow roulette".
- Noticeably averted with Eric and the tree-rope. It helps that a pigeon broke his fall.
- Attack Pattern Alpha: "Motion 78".
- Berserk Button: Do not touch
eitherany of Rob's daughters.
- Break the Cutie: Roxanne accidentally revealing to her daughter there is no Tooth Fairy.
- Brick Joke: The Canadian hunk that the wives meet (see Vocal Dissonance below). Later that day, Lenny and Eric wonder why their wives would want them to go all Canada, Eh? during sex (and Rob for one is still at it).
- Butt Monkey: Rob. Steve Buscemi is this for the Jerk Jock posse.
- But You Screw One Goat!: Marcus waking up in the closet with Eric's dog. After bragging that he spend the night with a "short blonde."
- Casanova: Marcus
- Catch Phrase: the buzzer noise (he's even called Coach Buzzer) is treated like this in-universe.
- Cheerful Child: Eric's son. How could you not breastfeed him...
- Chivalrous Pervert: Marcus.
- The Danza: Rob Schneider as Rob Hillard.
- Elephant in the Living Room: Lenny treats his Asian
nanny maidau pair like this.
- The Fashionista: Lenny's wife
- Fetish Fuel: Jasmine and Amber Hillard. Also, them and the wives wearing cheerleader outfits.
- Lampshaded in-universe, about Eric's wife still lactating.
- Five-Man Band
- Granola Guy/CloudCuckooLander: Rob is equal parts of both.
- Groin Attack: Rob lets Marcus have one of these when he believed Marcus had sex with one of his two hot daughters. Then does it again when the other daughter is dragged into it.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: I never knew Harry coached basketball on the side.
- Honor Before Reason: why the five accept the Jerk Jock posse's challenge, even with Rob's foot injury.
- Hot Mom: Three of 'em too.
- Kavorka Man: Marcus. The others may count as well, but Marcus stands out the most, because he is a ladies' man
- Likes Older Women: Rob, Up to Eleven. Lampshaded by his first daughter, who's broken off with an older man herself.
"I wish I could like guys my own age, but it turns out I've been chasing down the dad who ran out on me."
- Man Child
- Never Heard That One Before: Steve Buscemi, despite being put in the body cast after the midpoint of the movie. The third jibe from Marcus is new to him, though.
- One-Scene Wonder: Steve Buscemi. Well, three scenes actually.
- Overly Long Gag: Oh so many.
- Parental Abandonment: Rob is rather distanced from his two hot daughters from previous marriages (but learns to go Papa Wolf later on).
"The first twenty years of a child's life are more important than I thought..."
- Recycled in Space: fans are calling it "The Comedy Expendables"
- Rule of Three: There's a very good reason the movie posters only show three wives to five guys.
- Lenny and Rob both have three kids each. Kurt and Eric have two, but a mother-in-law and a dog make up the number.
- Steve Buscemi's cameo is extended into three scenes.
- And Rob, after getting an arrow in his foot, re-injures it thrice.
- Speaking of Rob, he mentions two failed previous marriages, making Gloria the third... Rule of Three cubed!
- Spoiled Brat: Lenny's sons, Greg and Keithie, started out as this, but over time, they learned to have fun without technology.
- Becky on the other hand seems to be Spoiled Sweet
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute
- As noted on the main page, Kevin James' role might have been intended for SNL alumnus Chris Farley.
- Salma Hayek as the Rich Bitch fashionista? Was the role intended for Eva Longoria?
- Those Two Guys: Amusingly, Lenny's son Greg forms this with Kurt's son.
- Tin Can You Hear Me Now
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: This is practically Ugly Guy Hot Wife: The Movie.
- Urine Trouble: Actually played straight with Eric.
- Vocal Dissonance: Crossing into Canada, Eh? with the hunk the wives meet at the pool.
- Volleying Insults: Any time the guys are together (except maybe Rob).