Grown Ups 2
Describe it in 25 words or less.
Pete: A film about a man and his family and friends, after his return to his home town after spending some time in Hollywood.
Brigette: A day in the life of 4 childhood friends living in the same small town they grew up in.
Pete & Brigette: Comedy
What did you think of the poster and/or credit art?
Brigette: I really like the poster with the actors as teens; hilarious.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Pete: Marcus Higgins because he was totally funny and entertaining.
Brigette: Mrs. Lamonsoff because I aspire to be like her.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Pete: Eric Lamonsoff, because of his bad habits.
Brigette: Nick because he was gross.
How was the casting?
Brigette: The cast was a really good mix but I felt like it might have been comedian overload.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Pete: Grabbed me immediately but there was something about the “flow” of the storyline that didn’t quite gel with me.
Brigette: I never really got into it mostly because there seemed to be absolutely no point or real plot of any kind.
Becky Feder:“How long ago was the 80’s?”
Keithie Feder: “That was way back in the 1900’s!”
Lenny: “I’m beginning to think she has a little crush on you.”
Lenny: “Either that or she got bit by a poison spider.”
What would you change?
Pete: The ending: I would have liked to have seen more of a resolution or at least the return of the deer.
Brigette: The ending.
How was the soundtrack?
Is it part of a series and have you seen the rest of the series?
Pete: I’ve seen Grown Ups, which I’d recommend for comic quality.
Brigette: I saw the first one (Grown Ups) which was much different than this film in that it was more heart-felt and less about the jokes. In this one it was as if there was a bet about some outrageous number of joke that could be crammed into 101 minutes. There was a hint at a 3 which I would only watch if it had a better plot or any plot.
Have you watched other films by the same director/actor?
Pete: I’ve seen plenty of films that included the lead actors in this movie. The majority of these films are better than Grown Ups 2.
Brigette: I have seen too many Adam Sandler films for my liking but every once in a while he does a gem like 50 First Dates where the film has more heart and less crass humor. I also have a real soft spot for David Spade.
How was the ending?
Pete: Unresolved and confusing.
Brigette: The worst ending I’ve seen in a while.
What was the moral of the story?
Pete: Change is the only constant.
Brigette: If you move back to the small hometown you grew up in, you never have to work and you can just hang out with all your old friends all day.
Who would you recommend it to?
Pete: Anyone who wants rapid-fire laughs.
Brigette: People who like films with absolutely no point and completely unbelievable story lines.
Won’t Eat Their Cereal Opportunity: Adam Sandler Won’t Eat His Cereal
Craft/Activity: 80’s Party Costumes
Beer Pairing: (Pete’s specialty)
This time, dear reader, YOU get to make a choice and I’ll allow you to substitute the stout for a chocolate porter.
Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
Marcus Higgins’ House
How much do think people change when they get older?