‘Grown Ups’ Trailer: Is It Funny?

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 5th, 2010 at 2:23 pm,

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Columbia Pictures has just released the teaser trailer for their upcoming comedy Grown Ups, staring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and David Spade. While all five actors have previously worked together, this film marks the first time such a comedic ensemble has been put together in a starring role.

Here’s the synopsis:

Five friends and former teammates reunite years later to honor the passing of their childhood basketball coach. With their wives and kids in tow, they spend the Fourth of July holiday weekend together at the lake house where they celebrated their championship years earlier. Picking up where they left off, they discover why growing older doesn’t mean growing up.

While I’m sure this film is not going to be anywhere near as funny as it should be (considering all the talent involved), there is still some hope as Sandler, James, Rock, Schneider and Spade are not the only comedians involved in the film. Expect to also see Colin Quinn, Norm MacDonald and Tim Meadows hopefully make a memorable appearance.

I haven’t really been a fan of anything Sandler has made for at least 10 years, but I did enjoy his performance in Funny People and while I think all five comedians have had a bumpy acting career (despite how much money their films have made), when it comes down to it, they’re all extremely talented and know how to be funny – but will they be able to turn that into a funny film?

Enough of me, check out the trailer below.

After seeing the trailer, I have some hope, but feel like most of the funny parts are in the trailer. When I see films like this come around, I always wish that someone in the production would think about recording the entire making of the film and releasing THAT, because while this film is sure to make all the money Columbia Pictures could want, there’s no doubt that the actual making of the film would be (even more?) funny and extremely entertaining to watch.

If there’s anything the world has learned from Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn it’s that when comedian friends get together, hilariousness always ensues.

…unless it’s on Comedy Central, then nobody will watch and it will be canceled.

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What did you think of the trailer? Does it look promising? Will you be seeing it? How long to do you think it will take Rob Schneider to speak in some annoying accent that we’ll have to hear for the next decade (“He can DO IT!”)?

Grown Ups is scheduled to be released June 25, 2010.

Source: Collider

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  1. Looks as generic as it gets. The last scene of the trailer just shows 5 of them laughing? wtf?

  2. Side note

    Wow, someone other than me remembers Tough Crowd? That was my favorite show and I was pissed when they canceled and replaced it with Daily Show/Cobert Report.

    Then reports came out that Comedy Central canceled it because “liberal” shows get more ratings. Tough Crowd was funny, informative and balanced.

    Collin Quinn was a Republican but he always brought on lefties and would get ganged up on and some really funny and intelligent conversations followed. Then Daily Show came on and just blasted the right for 30 minutes straight with an occasional jokes about Democrats.

    Btw, I hate politics and don’t label myself as Republican/Democrat but Tough Crowd made politics and other issues interesting. Daily Show killed it for me.

  3. “Is It Funny?”

    Does the Pope **** in the woods?

  4. NO its not funny at all. Trailer was painful to watch.

  5. Wow, some people have no sense of humor. I thought the trailer looked pretty decent. Alot of generic bits, but Kevin James on a rope swing is hysterical. Man, some of you people probably didn’t even like Happy Gilmore.

  6. @Andy S

    Personally, I love Happy Gilmore, but then that movie came out in 1996.

    13 years later and we’re seeing the same tired old jokes and lowest common denominator humour (well… okay not LOWEST common denominator, we can thank the likes of the “*adjective* MOVIE” franchise for that).

    But that does not mean we have NO sense of humour, it’s just different from yours is all.

  7. i thought the trailer looked pretty funny. some great guys in it so im gonna be disappointed if its not funny. i agree with andy S, some ppl have a bad sense of humor(its true guys xD). i dont think it will be as funny as the hangover, but im hoping. cause that movie went over all expectations!im not that a fan of kevin tho. but we’ll see how it turns out.

  8. i think its gonna be awesome i was an extra in the movie i had blast on set and im actually in the trailer hahahaha so i cant wait to see it

  9. Good point made, the making of this was a howl. I spent 4 weeks on the set as a background actor and the off screen humor was a riot, Good chemistry on the set. The director (Dennis Dugan) really set a good tone and I can honestly say that this was the best set I was ever on. Really fun times under some tough weather conditions and long shooting hours. The trailer is only a taste of the humor in this flick. This is a true comedy.