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Grown Ups

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Friendship comedy is too crude for younger kids.

Movie PG-13 2010 102 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 56 parent reviews

age 12+

People need to understand

My children and I love this movie but the only down side is that parents need to know that mentions the tooth fairy being real/fake. I advise that if your kid is at that age when they believe in that sort of thing then I wouldn’t watch this movie with them. They talk about be wasted and all the kids start saying that they want to get wasted so if your kid doesn’t know what wasted means then I advise saying that it doesn’t mean eating a lot of ice cream. My 4 year old son loves watching this movie but we need to skip over the parts that mention the tooth fairy. My other child who is 12 also loves this movie and because she is past the age of tooth fairy and can understand some the of rude humor that go along with the movie but can also be mature about it is why I think that this is a good movie for 12 and up.
age 11+


Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (56 ):
Kids say (215 ):

GROWN UPS is one of those movies that looks great in trailers but ultimately disappoints. With a cast like this, it really ought to be a slam dunk. But it's hobbled by a lackluster script that has little at stake for the characters. And the jokes: Despite the fact that it stars five successful comedians, the same jokes are recycled throughout. How many bits do we really need about a nanny camouflaged as an exchange student, a grandmother's bunioned toe, a retiree's marriage to a much younger man, a man's voracious appetite, and a still-nursing 4-year-old?

The five leads share some chemistry, but not enough to make a lifelong friendship believable. They're so cruel to each other that you have to wonder how they stayed friendly. And the women are nothing more than weak supporting acts and fodder for chauvinistic jokes. The film does have a few nice moments -- the paper-cup extravaganza, the flashbacks -- and makes a good point about not giving up the best moments of childhood to gadgetry and gimmicks. But on the whole, Grown Ups is a stunted comedy.

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