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Adam Sandler Lining Up His First Sequel with Another 'Grown Ups'?

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December 7, 2011
Source: Variety

Grown Ups

If the Three Stooges trailer wasn't enough to convince you that 2012 just might be the end of the world after all, Variety is now reporting Sony Pictures and Happy Madison Productions have hired Grown Ups writer Fred Wolf to script a sequel to last year's  summer comedy starring Adam Sandler and his friends David Spade, Chris Rock, Kevin James and Rob Schneider. Looking at the fact that the film is Sandler's highest grossing film to date, it's not surprising that Sony would want a follow-up, but as of now Sandler is not entirely sold on the project and his involvement is still contingent on the likely terrible script to come.

Some might think I'm being too harsh on the summer comedy, but for anyone who has seen The Big Chill, it's easy to see that this is just a low brow version of that film with mediocre writing and some pretty lame jokes. Obviously comedy is the most subjective of genres, so there are those who found this film to be wholly entertaining and maybe even a laugh riot. But personally, I tossed it into my list of the Worst Five Films of 2010, and I don't see where a sequel can go that wouldn't feel forced. There's a big part of me that wants to like Adam Sandler delivering comedies like Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer, but it's been a long time since I saw a film of his that I truly loved and if Jack & Jill was any indicator (that film will make my Worst Five Films of 2011 for sure), that doesn't seem like it's going to change anytime soon.

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Reader Feedback - 15 Comments

1

i was actually pretty entertained by the first one.... so this is cool with me.

Race Bannon on Dec 7, 2011

2

what a horrible movie....never could finish it!

Desispeed on Dec 7, 2011

3

 Yeah the first one was terrible so why not!

RhythmDave on Dec 7, 2011

4

Crazy that this is his 1st sequel since Happy Gilmore.   

Anonymous on Dec 7, 2011

5

Wait Adam Sandler has a standard for scripts?  Is that even possible?

Michael Lee on Dec 7, 2011

6

liked the first one so I'll probably enjoy this.  The constant "roasting" tickled my funny bone.

Timmy on Dec 7, 2011

7

Really? He has done so many other films which were much better than this. I didn't enjoy 'Grown Ups' at all. I always wanted a Little Nicky 2. 

Jon Chamberlain on Dec 7, 2011

8

This one is easy - Sandler is making a sequel to Grown Ups because it did fuck off large business, business so large that Sandler bought the whole cast a fucking Maserati each. Off a budget of 80 million, it did close to 300 when you include international gross. Little Nicky (for instance), had a budget of 85 million (in 2000!) and it barely managed to gross 50 million. Mark my words, we will never see sequels to any of Sandlers earlier movies. 

Lebowski on Dec 7, 2011

9

Little Nicky had tons of effects, set pieces, and was shot in NY (I think) which are all costly. Grown Ups was shot at a cabin by a lake and a diner, while the majority of the budget went to the actors. Not complaining, just pointing out why they both cost around the same.

Anonymous on Dec 7, 2011

10

Oh totally. But still, if you consider inflation over the 10 year period, Little Nicky was crazily expensive. 

Lebowski on Dec 7, 2011

11

I have no problem with this.

Posthuman on Dec 8, 2011

12

I'd rather see an Ishtar sequel.

Quanah on Dec 8, 2011

13

considering the talent in the first one the movie was terrible, if they make it hopefully it will be an upgrade

joemets on Dec 8, 2011

14

The Grown ups was a good movie that I enjoyed. This was way better than his newest one. I was not pleased with Jack and Jill. I have been following Adam Sandler forever since he appeared in Cone heads. I hope the sequel happens to be better. I watch all these old shows on TV when I'm using my TV everywhere. I set this up from DISH Network using the Sling adapter hooked up to my employee service. The Sling adapter was easy to hook up and turned my iPad into a portable TV. I don’t have to worry about being home and missing TV. This is one of the best features available. I like being able to watch my sports as well. I never miss any shows or sports. A new customer can get this for free for a limited time. Get one of the best experiences by taking TV with you.

Joe Lopez on Dec 27, 2011

15

Fu(k off troll..nobody cares about the sling or your iPad. We need a new billy Madison..forget grownups 2

J Wiggins84 on Apr 25, 2012

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