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Review: 'Grown Ups 2' refuses to leave the sandbox
Review: 'Grown Ups 2' refuses to leave the sandbox

It is just a few minutes into "Grown Ups 2" when star Adam Sandler is peed on in the face by a deer. How one feels about that — is it funny, is it cheap, is it a weird curiosity? — will likely be an accurate litmus test for responses to the rest of the film. The 2010 film "Grown Ups" was among the biggest box office successes of Sandler's career, so it makes sense that he would reunite with costars Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade for his first sequel. As very patient wives, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello and Maya Rudolph are even more flagrantly underused here than in the first film. (Who knows what kept Rob Schneider from returning, except for a rare display of noble decorum.) The...

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