Let's face it. No one was going into the theater to see Grown Ups 2 with the attitude of "This is going to earn so many Oscars!" My own attitude was no exception. Armed with that, I was crazy-excited to sit back and enjoy some laughs with comedians that I've been watching since I was six years old. Director Dennis Dugan did not dissapoint me.
One of the aspects about the film that stood out the most to me was the plot. There was none! The film minused a plotline. What's wrong with this? Well aside from the fact that every story needs a plot, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Grown Ups 2 could not have made a plot out of the events that went on throughout the movie; and that's just the way it should've been. When you put that many 90's comedians in a sequel to an already successful comedy, you don't need ANYTHING other than a good attitude and good company to enjoy yourself and the movie.
Grown Ups 2 stars Adam Sandler and Salma Hayek as husband and wife. Implausable? They actually play off of each other quite well. Sandler and Hayek's characters go through life trying to raise their kids the best way they know how, all while Hayek's character begins to think about making another addition to their family. Other stars in the film include Chris Rock, Kevin James, and David Spade, all of whom need to deal with their own family issues. Whether it's their kids getting into shenanigans or the parents causing trouble themselves, the characters in the film create a very real family tone. Of course, not everything in the movie is realistic. At one point in the movie, David Spade rolls through his entire hometown in a giant tire. This goofy antecdote was probably added to the movie to be just that. A goofy antecdote. The movie isn't meant to impress those who are looking for a realistic story. The movie is for audiences who love to have a good time. That's what this film is.
This film has something everyone in the family can laugh at. Whether you go to see it in theaters, or wait to rent it on DVD, this is a flick worth watching. The stars are funny as ever, the family matters are real, and just as important as any other aspect, Rob Schneider isn't in it! Grown Ups 2 is crude, funny, stupid, and loveable. When you get the chance, go see this movie!