They’re back — Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, and David Spade re-team for summer fun in Grown Ups 2 (rated PG-13 for language and adult humor; and with a running time of 101 min.).
The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny (Adam Sandler) finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and 400 costumed party crashers, sometimes crazy follows you.
Sandler’s most successful comedy in his long career, the 2010 film Grown Ups took the box office by storm as audiences laughed their way to more than $260 million worldwide. Remarkably for a comedy star, Sandler has proven equally popular at home and abroad — the film took in over $100 million overseas.
So, after more than ten years of blockbuster comedies, Sandler is doing something he’s never done before: a sequel. Director Dennis Dugan, who helms his eighth Sandler film with Grown Ups 2, says that there are several reasons why the time is right. "It was just exciting to bring everybody back together," he says. "All the characters and relationships were so rich and funny, we knew there were lots more stories to be told. It’s like visiting old friends."
For Chris Rock, re-teaming with his fellow funnymen meant the chance to be an especially funny movie. "It’s a playful competition," he says. "I wanted to be funnier than Spade, Spade wants to be funnier than Kevin, and Kevin wants to be funnier than Adam. You just can’t help it, if you’re a comedian. But the positive side is that I think we really do make each other funnier."
—taken from the production notes of Grown Ups 2, courtesy of Sony Pictures Releasing