Some guys need a little extra time to mature. In Columbia Pictures’ new comedy Grown Ups, Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider play best friends when they were young kids and are now getting together with their families on the Fourth of July weekend for the first time in thirty years. Picking up where they left off, they discover that growing older doesn’t mean growing up.
The real-life chemistry between the actors translated seamlessly to the characters they play on screen. In fact, many of the stars of Grown Ups have known each other for years. Rock says, "Most of the guys met at Saturday Night Live. I met Adam doing stand-up 20 years ago easily at Comic Strip in New York . We just hit it off when we were the younger funnier guys in the club. Spade I met at SNL. Schneider I met at SNL."
Adam Sandler also wrote the script, an irresistible idea for the cast and crew. "Adam’s whole idea was that everyone would bring their families and we’d all have a nice summer at the lake house," remembers director Dennis Dugan. "It was one of the best summers of my life. Because everyone knew everyone else so well, it was like going to a really great party. Adam really wanted that kind of atmosphere to come across in the movie."
Grown Ups also stars Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, and Maya Rudolph. The film is directed by Dennis Dugan, produced by Adam Sandler and Jack Giarraputo and written by Sandler & Fred Wolf.
Opening soon across the Philippines, Grown Ups is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.