The trailer for summer comedy Grown Ups has hit the ‘nets, and there’s only one thing to say: Holy SNL reunion! Well, there’s actually a lot more to say than that, of course, but the bulk of this cast is made up of beloved SNL players from years past: Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and Maya Rudolph all turn up! And I must add, it’s great to see them all together. (Here’s a question I don’t have time to research: Were these five ever on the show together? My inclination is no, especially since Maya was a later add….)
When I initially read the conceit for the show — “a comedy about five friends and former teammates who reunite years later to honor the passing of their childhood basketball coach” — I was not enthralled. But I must say: It looks funny! Sort of like a wacky friend reunion, where everything you thought you knew about people goes out the window after seeing them together again after so many years apart. It’s a tad cheesy, sure — especially those awful sound effects when Kevin James (oh yeah, he’s in this too, as are Mario Bello and Salma Hayek!) slams into a tree on a rope swing and the whole bit at the end of the trailer with the blue water in the swimming pools. And there’s a toddler-who-still-nurses thing happening, which feels a tad tired. But I can honestly see myself going to see this on a lazy, possibly rainy Sunday this summer (it hits theaters June 25).
Looks good, right? I mean, you always have to wonder if it’s one of those situations where they cut all the remotely good stuff into the trailer. But I’ll give it a shot. Will you?