“Grown Ups 2” Matures To The Janet Leigh Theatre

“Grown Ups 2” Matures To The Janet Leigh Theatre

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Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade are back at it again in the comical sequel to “Grown Ups.” The four best friends move back to their hometown to be closer to each other and raise their kids in the same style of childhood that they had.

The movie starts out with Lenny (Sandler) having quite a big surprise in his bedroom upon waking up. Kurt (Rock) surprises his wife on their anniversary, yet she completely forgets, and he holds that over her throughout the rest of the film. Marcus (Spade) receives a letter in the mail and finds out he has a 17-year-old son named Braden. Upon meeting him, the two don’t hit it off and, surprisingly, Marcus is quite scared of him.

Along the way, the gang gets a hold of a school bus and uses that as their taxi around town. They run into an entire fraternity of college students as well as some old bullies from back in the day. Later on, the gang hosts a large get-together for the entire town, and they run into some trouble there.

Unfortunately, Rob Schneider was not able to reprise his role as one of the crazy friends; however, the cameo appearance by Shaquille O’Neal makes up for it. The film, as a whole, was funny, but it could have been better. It appeared as if the actors were trying too hard to be the characters that it wasn’t completely natural.

If you’re looking to get a small laugh or see what has been up with the four best friends from Connecticut, be sure to check out “Grown Ups 2” in the Janet Leigh Theatre this weekend. The movie will be playing on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.

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