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Old 06-27-2010, 06:05 PM   #11
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It's unfortunate that Chris Farley died and Kevin James didn't. They had to settle for the wrong fat guy in this.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:00 PM   #12
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It's unfortunate that Chris Farley died and Kevin James didn't. They had to settle for the wrong fat guy in this.
I was watching an interview with the guys promoting the film and they all agreed Chris Farley was the funniest guy in the group.

Loved TOMMY BOY "Fat guy in a little coat."

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Old 06-28-2010, 10:31 AM   #13
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Watched Tommy Boy again the other night. Farley was my fav. His childhood innocence combined with complete clumsiness worked so well.

Sandler is hilarious but these movies are like Farrell movies. One way too many times to the well. Way over done and seen it to many times.

Like Reoper said the Hangover worked because it was a serious situation(losing the groom) that became very funny and the characters in it don't act like they are in a comedy.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:51 PM   #14
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So I saw GROWN UPS.

Not quite what I thought it would be. It had the inciting incident, funeral, and plot point one (getting to the cottage)

But then it just went on. It didn't really have a plot point two.

That being said, I really enjoyed it. I'm a guy who used to get together with a group of friends and go to a friends cottage on weekends for eight years.

Plus, I'm the same age of all the guys in the film, so I know all the songs from the soundtrack. Hell, I think I have all the songs from the soundtrack in my music collection.

So, like I said, I liked it. And in the end, that's all that really matters.

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Old 06-28-2010, 11:45 PM   #15
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Like Reoper said the Hangover worked because it was a serious situation(losing the groom) that became very funny and the characters in it don't act like they are in a comedy.
Or maybe because The Hangover has a plot and Grown Ups doesn't.

Rocket Science 101.

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Old 06-29-2010, 12:25 AM   #16
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It's unfortunate that Chris Farley died and Kevin James didn't. They had to settle for the wrong fat guy in this.
What a macabre you are.
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:22 AM   #17
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I give in an 'okay'. At least it was better than "Funny People".


On a side note, I had just watched "Downloading Nancy", and it really cracked me up to see such a different Maria Bello juxtaposition. Versatile.
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On a side note, I had just watched "Downloading Nancy", and it really cracked me up to see such a different Maria Bello juxtaposition. Versatile.
You should see how she juxtapositions herself in A History Of Violence.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:14 PM   #19
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That's what I respect about Sandler, the critics try to lynch him every time they see his name in the credits (his years at SNL were even dubbed the "dark ages" by many "critics)

Yet HE STILL SCORES AT THE BOX OFFICE.

Why? Because his films are all Oscar contenders? No, because people like to go to the theatre every once in a while, leave their brains in the car, remove the stick from their azz, and just laugh. That's his deal, and he's good at it.

Hope he does it forever.

That's what makes this artform so great, there's something for everyone. Know anybody that's dumb as hell, but funny in their own effed up way? Congratulations, you know Sandler's audience -- and perhaps the fact that you can't help but laugh at said dumb guy makes you apart of that audience too.
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:33 PM   #20
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But see, I love the donkey poop out of Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore. Those movies were filled to the brim with dumb comedy, but they were still soundly structured with simple plots, well-defined goals for the respective main characters, effective villains, and even something resembling character arcs. They were stories.

Billy Madison is about an overprivileged loser going back to school to prove to his father that he deserves to take over the family business.

Happy Gilmore is about a wannabe hockey player who joins the pro tour to save his grandmother's home.

Grown Ups is about some guys. They hang out and stuff.
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