What do you expect from a summer comedy? It should provide you with laughs throughout the film, from small little smirks on your face to all out howling and almost falling out of your seat. That’s all we really need. If the filmmakers can throw in an intricate plot as well; fantastic, but not essential. If we can come out of the theater talking about all the parts we laughed at then we got our money’s worth.
Adam Sandler seems to come out with a new comedy every summer. Some of them have hit, whiles others, like last year’s “Funny People” missed the mark. This summer he comes out with “Grown Ups” along with Saturday Night Live alum, David Spade, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and taking the place of what probably would have been Chris Farley, Kevin James. The story is about five childhood friends, who won a basketball championship together, who get together for a week after their basketball coach (Adam Sandler movie staple, Blake Clark) dies.