Grown Ups

Theatrical Release: June 25, 2010
Grown Ups


Sandler wrote the screenplay with “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star” screenwriter Fred Wolf. The high-concept story is a comedy about five best friends from high school who reunite 30 years later on a Fourth of July weekend. The five actors have worked together on a number of comedies, though never all on the same project.

Dove Review

The joke in this movie is that the grown-ups, namely the characters played by Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade and Chris Rock, are really big kids who act like juveniles when they get around each other. They like to ogle women, make jokes, hit each other and sometimes act on the gross side. Although there is some clean humor in it, you have to search hard. This is the kind of movie that in one scene focuses on a woman’s rear and the viewer watches the guys’ reactions. Intellectual minds will not be stimulated.

Despite a sense of brotherhood among the friends, this is definitely not a wholesome family movie. We recommend “Toy Story 3” or “The Karate Kid”, both family-friendly films playing in your local theater right now.

Content Description

Sex: Several sexual comments; innuendos; a couple does a tongue flick to each other; a close-up of a woman's rear; guys ogle a woman.
Language: Partial use of the word F-3; G/OMG-30; Good Lord-1; Slang for sex-1; Slang for breasts-6; Slang for male genitals-6; A-8; H-7; Crap-3; D-1; S-4
Violence: Some slapstick violence with guys hitting each other while goofing around; violence seen on a video game; a rock is skipped on water and accidentally hits kid in the stomach; shoving; character is knocked down; a character is hit in crotch twice; an arrow hits a character in the foot.
Drugs: Drinking in a few scenes; talk of drinking and getting wasted; a song plays about drinking.
Nudity: Strong cleavage; bare midriffs; women in bikinis; shirtless men; woman in thong; man in trunks which slide up on him and looks like a thong; man in bathing suit.
Other: Gross humor; talk of flatulence; disrespect and a few attitudes.


Company: Columbia Tri-Star Pictures
Writer: Adam Sandler & Fred Wolf
Director: Dennis Dugan
Producer: Jack Giarraputo
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 102 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter