Helping matters somewhat are the actresses cast as the men's wives. Instead of generic nobodies, a trio of skilled women were brought aboard. Salma Hayek is the fashionista wife of Sandler's character. Maria Bello is Kevin James' better half, still breastfeeding her four year old son (who provides the funniest moments of the movie). Former SNL cast member Maya Rudolph plays the ballbusting wife of Chris Rock's milquetoast househusband. Stealing a few scenes as Rob Schneider's senior citizen wife is Joyce Van Patten. If the thought of Rob Schneider swapping spit with an elderly woman brings a smile to your face rather than queasiness to your gut, this is your movie.
The inevitable basketball rematch between two groups of out of shape, middle-aged guys is an anticlimax. The movie had been coasting on fumes for awhile by that point, and during the last fifteen minutes or so it completely loses momentum. Grown Ups will probably play best for young teenagers. Super uptight parents may balk at some of the crude humor, but nothing here will scar anyone.
The DVD has a few supplements, all of which are barely worth mentioning. A couple gag reels and a promotional piece featuring some superficial cast interviews all that is included.