Grown Ups The First Has Fans And Foes [Poll]

They loved it; they hated it. Just don't expect to easily find a copy of the original Grown Ups movie in stores around these parts.


Grown Ups. The first one. 

It made lots of money at the box office — a worldwide gross of $271,430,189, according to Wikipedia.

And it made lots of fans and generated a fair number of detractors.

The comedy is about five friends who reunite for their junior high basketball coach's funeral.

Most anyone around Swampscott can tell you that Adam Sandler is in town shooting a sequel, Grown Ups 2, this summer.

He has returning cast members Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Rob Schneider, David Spade and Kevin James.

Word on Twitter about the movie sequel has generated tweets from those who can't wait for its release in 2013 and from those who think it signals the end of times.

Also, there are those who are glad to see any movie that can pump out a few laughs.

For those who have yet to see Grown Ups and want to buy it or rent it, be prepared to travel or wait.

We checked several area places that sell DVDs and found them sold out. Wal-Mart in Salem. Sold Out. Target in Salem. Sold Out.

The clerk at Target said that as soon as copies arrive they are bought.

Chet's Video in Marblehead had two DVDs of Grown Ups before filming started and boosted that number to 12 once the film started rolling.

Even so, the run on Grown Ups rentals continues, and don't bet on being able to get a copy on the weekend, said Chet's clerk Maia Minelli.

"For the weekend it's (almost) impossible," she said.

Maia has seen Grown Ups and liked it.

"It was funny," she said.

Have you seen it? If so, does it get a thumbs up?

Take our poll at the bottom.

Squirt June 19, 2012 at 12:28 PM
I loved the movie, but then again, I'm a huge Adam fan, so I love all his movies. I can't wait to see this one
Glad_Dad June 19, 2012 at 03:54 PM
I liked Grown Ups, but there were a couple gratuitous parts that I didn't like. They reveal the tooth fairy secret and they play a dumb Russian roulette game that kids could copy. These parts could have been replaced without hurting the movie.
Member June 19, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Adam Sandler just isn't funny in general.
Whisky June 19, 2012 at 07:53 PM
To quote a friend: "Good for Sandler. He's printing money and not hurting anyone."
hammergjh June 20, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Sandler is very funny...as a stand up comedian. I saw him back in the day when that was how he made his living. "Funny People" was his easily best movie, he should stick to "serious comedies". But I will see GU2 just to see the locale depicted.
maj June 21, 2012 at 03:19 PM
I'm not usually an Adam Sandler fan, but i did enjoy Grown ups. it really was funny. I've liked some of his other movies as well. I just don't like his 'goofy' movies.
mads kristian larsen February 23, 2013 at 09:20 PM
I wish china was more in that movie.


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