ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Immature Hijinx – A Review of Grown Ups 2

Updated on July 23, 2013
Chris Rock and Adam Sandler star alongside Kevin James and David Spade in Grown-Ups 2
Chris Rock and Adam Sandler star alongside Kevin James and David Spade in Grown-Ups 2

Title: Grown Ups 2

Production Company: Columbia Pictures

Run Time: 101 minutes

Rated: PG-13

Director: Dennis Dugan

Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade

2 stars for Grown Ups 2

Summary: Perhaps the most inappropriately named film of 2013. The sophomoric humor that pervades this anti-classic may make you laugh one or twice, but about the 150th time the same joke is repeated, it gets a little old.

I knew what to expect the moment I walked into the theater and sat down. After all, this IS an Adam Sandler movie.

I actually expected to laugh maybe once or twice throughout the film. I expected the film was going to be chock full of sophomoric humor and bodily function hijinx. I expected that some scenes were going to deliberately attempt to gross me out.

Five minutes into the film I was proven 100% right on all counts. This movie, like most of today’s dumbed down comedies is awful.

I mean, how many burp-snart jokes can you cram into one movie? And if you don’t understand the reference, please consider yourself saved from the mediocrity that this movie’s writers obviously classify the level of fans who may enjoy this stuff.

This movie does sport an A-list of comedic talents including Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade and Chris Rock who all return from the first installment to settle down in their original home town. Each of them will find difficulties in connecting with the other characters who share their lives.

I can’t imagine why.

Perhaps the most inappropriate joke this movie sports is the testosterone laden rivalry between our four heroes and the rowdy fraternity boys who have laid claim to their diving rock near an old swimming hole.

The outcome of the encounter is not for the faint of heart. Nor is the proverbial payback at the end of the film. Fans of Twilight’s Taylor Lautner beware – this doesn’t end well for him. Overall, this film is just one bad accident of a scene after another.

The only saving grace here, though, is the integrity of the characters as they interact with one another. Sandler is famous for keeping sincere dynamics between the stars involved in all of his best movies. And the underlying message is hard to ignore, as long as it doesn’t sneak by the sophomorically mindless fans who undoubtedly will ignore this review and see the movie anyway.

For the rest of you, though, keep your wallet in your pocket and only see this movie when it airs on network television in 100 years. And if you’re really smart, you’ll mute the film and watch the commercials.

I give Grown Ups 2 two out of five stars.

The weekly poll

Which Grown Ups 2 is the least mature, in your opinion?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • New Understanding profile image

      New Understanding 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      Well written and yes, it would be nice if Hollywood would figure out better ways to make us laugh! Thumbs up


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)