In 1978, five 12-year-old’s win a CYO basketball championship. Thirty years later, they gather with their families for their coach’s funeral and a weekend at a house on a lake where they used to party. By now, each is a grownup with problems and challenges: Marcus is alone and drinks too much. Rob, with three daughters he rarely sees, is always deeply in love until he turns on his next ex-wife. Eric is overweight and out of work. Kurt is a househusband, henpecked by wife and mother-in-law. Lenny is a successful Hollywood agent married to a fashion designer; their kids take privilege for granted. Can the outdoors help these grownups rediscover connections or is this chaos in the making?
I thought this movie was okay, but not as funny as I thought it would be. You would think with four well known comedians, the movie would be a lot more funnier than this one turned out to be. About 90% of the jokes weren’t even close to being funny and sounded lame. Also, out of that 90%, most of those were used A LOT, in the past. The jokes they used in this film were old, played out, and lame, which I think is what spoiled the movie, in my opinion.
As for the storyline, it was pretty decent. The only thing they needed to really change about it was how the movie started out. It took anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to actually get good. I thought the beginning was too dragged out and was extremely boring to the point where I almost turned the movie off. I did manage to bare with it and watch the entire movie, though.
The most annoying part about this movie was the choice of casting roles, in my opinion. The main characters were a great choice and their wives, as well, BUT about 3 or 4 of the kids were bad actors/actresses. The one that stood out most was Adam Sandler’s daughter. I thought she could have done a lot better, if she put more feeling into her character. When she said her lines, it felt like she was only reading them either from a screen, or by memory. The other 2 or 3 kids were almost the same way, but I could tolerate them a lot more than the daughter.
All in all, the movie wasn’t really worth watching and I really wished I chose something else to watch. The movie might vary from how people watch it, but I wouldn’t really suggest watching this movie.
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