William K Monahan
Introduction to Film
November 15, 2010
A movie that I have seen recently is the hit comedy Grown Ups. This comedy is packed with a cast of natural comedians, starring such comedians such as Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, and Kevin James. These actors are known as interpreters or commentator actors. Interpreter and commentators play characters closely resembling themselves in personality and physical appearance, and they interpret these parts dramatically without wholly losing their own identity (Boggs & Petrie, 2008, pg. 332). This movie is funny, hilarious, and enjoyable to watch. Like most movies, this one also has a life lesson included with laughs and giggles. Grown Ups is about five high school friends who reunited after their high school basketball coach passes away. Their basketball coach was a great mentor to them and encouraged them to live their lives in a similar way to how they played the basketball. Lenny Feder (Adam Sandler) is a high-powered Hollywood talent agent who is married to Roxanne (Salma Hayek), a fashion designer. They have two sons, Greg and Keith, and one daughter Becky, all of whom have become spoiled. Eric Lamonsoff (Kevin James) tells his friends that he is a co-owner of a lawn furniture company who is married to Sally (Maria Bello). They have one daughter, Donna and one son Bean, who at the age of four still breast-feeds. Kurt McKenzie (Chris Rock) is a stay at home father who is married to Deanne (Maya Rudolph), the working force of the family. They have a son, Andre, and a daughter, Charlotte. Deanne is pregnant with a third child, and her mother, Ronzoni, lives with them. Rob Hilliard (Rob Schneider) is a thrice-divorced pacifist vegan married to Gloria (Joyce Van Patten), who is 30 years older than he is. He has three daughters that he has not seen in while. Marcus Higgins (David Spade) is living the...
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