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Not-So Grown Ups

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Remember when Mary Kate and Ashley were cute? Yes, those were the good ol’ days… I recently found myself watching Holiday in the Sun (watch it if you want to see a prissy, preteen Megan Fox) on Netflix instant play one night when I was struck with insomnia. It occurred to me that these movies were clearly just documentaries of the twins’ vacations with a little plot shoved awkwardly in like raisins in banana bread.

Yes, the brilliant plots of the MK&A movies have been fabulous cinematic triumphs: “Let’s put our dad’s face on a billboard,” “Let’s stop a hilariously inept criminal from ruining our mom’s business,” and, the ever-present “You be the edgy one and I’ll be the pretty one, and let’s get into comical misadventures” sub-plot.

But why am I talking about these once great youthful wonderwomen? Because they knew when to quit.

Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and Rob Schneider clearly don’t. Perhaps they should take heed of the title of their newest film: Grown Ups. Do they think we want to see a comedy wrought with immature, slapstick comedy that we’re just so used to seeing from them?

Now, I’ve seen some really, really bad movies (The Love Guru and Year One, to name a couple), but I just can’t stomach the thought of going to see one that actually has some once great actors in it! Well… just one great actor—Adam Sandler. I was a huge fan of his until Don’t Mess with the Zohan—the first raindrop in a veritable downpour of career-ending movies to come—and now he does Grown Ups? Sigh.

Of course, I haven’t seen this movie so I can’t judge it too harshly, but from what I can tell, it’s a sad notch on these men’s respective career tally tables.

Written by Sally

July 28th, 2010 at 12:52 pm

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