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.
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.