Parents' Guide to

Grown Ups 2

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Crude, sophomoric sequel doesn't improve on original.

Movie PG-13 2013 101 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 25 parent reviews

age 2+
It is very funny and the kids won’t understand the humor and if they do then it is what it is you can keep it from them forever

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
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age 18+
Another stupid Adam Sandler movie which is essentially a 2 hour Saturday Night Live Reunion with the likes of Shaq and Taylor Lautner, who by the way, both suck. Then there's the sucky director, Dennis Dugan. I once had him as a guest acting coach and let me tell you, he's an arrogant, has been hack of an actor. He wouldn't know how to direct if his life depended on it. Anyway, this is one of the worst films ever. Avoid this one.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (25):
Kids say (72):

A few bits might make audiences guffaw -- one involving a naked man landing on top of another after diving into a lake, for example -- but otherwise, this movie just doesn't feel grown-up enough. The humor is immature, dated, corny, and tired. (Are we really still supposed to laugh at poop and fart jokes and Chia Pet references? Paging 1989!) Plus, it's downright sexist at times (not to mention unoriginal, as in the case of the harried mom of a toddler who has to look down his diaper to see how "bad" his #2 is).

It's such a waste, considering the rapport of the stars. Sandler and his buddies really do have great chemistry, which means Grown Ups 2 isn't a total waste of time. (The other bright spot? Seeing Taylor Lautner overplay as the villain.) But it's too bad they aren't working with better material.

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