Saturday, November 27, 2010

Grown Ups

The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old.”
~ Proverbs 20:29

"Fuck that."
~ The Film Geek

I'm unsure why I have such a strong resentment about the concept of growing up. It's not about responsibility; I've always been a pretty responsible guy, never ducking the things I'm supposed to do and often doing extra without too much complaint. I've been responsible my entire life, and have no real beef with that.

Nope. I think the issue for me is less about growing up and more about growing old. I've never felt good about it, and usually I've been anxious about it. I'm a live-in-the-moment sorta guy, and for some odd reason I can't freeze-frame or pause this moment to make it last.

That's one of the concepts I liked about the movie, Grown Ups. The characters played by Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and the others recognize that the smallest moments in our present life are far more important than anything we ever did in the past.

Unfortunately, that's about all I did like about this movie. Sandler is low-key and charming, but the others in the cast are stereotypes and too over-the-top to take seriously. The flick is predictable, tries too hard to be sentimental and has a message that's a bit too obvious.

But it made a lot of money. Can't wait for the sequel.


Anonymous said...

Hopefully there won't be. The original was just fine.

All Click said...

Man, you are way too kind on this movie! I thought it was just awful. It was simply offensive to my eyes...and fact all my senses were disgusted and angered by this movie. Even my nose.

Only scene worth watching was when they watch that woman trying to fix the car.

It felt like they just shot each scene on the fly.

Maybe I'll enjoy it when I'm a growned up.