It's a weird time of year for movie critic types. Many of us are butting up against deadlines for award nominations, watching lots of year-end screeners of some pretty memorable films by the likes of Terrence Malick, Steve McQueen and Lynne Ramsay, among others.
But everyone needs a palate cleanser now and again.
Did Happy Gilmore get a sequel? Or Billy Madison? What about The Wedding Singer 2? Nope. And as beloved as those movies are, I doubt many are complaining about the fact that Sandler didn't try to recreate the magic with a continuation of their stories. Grown Ups may be the first Adam Sandler movie to get a sequel. Variety is reporting that Sony Pictures and Sandler's Happy Madison Productions are in talks with Fred Wolf to write the script for the sequel to the 2010 comedy Grown Ups. At this point, that's as far as it goes as the site notes that Sandler is not locked in to star and his involvement is "contingent on the script."
For those who don't remember, Grown Ups was the Sandler movie that had him (and Chris Rock, and Kevin James, and Rob Schneider, and David Spade) peeing in the pool at a water park. Not to be confused with Big Daddy, the movie where he pees on the wall, or Billy Madison, where he (fake) pees in his pants (and leaves a flaming bag of shit on someone's doorstep).
Because it was such a rousing success the last time I did it, and because I'm once again up way too late on a school night, here's my response to Tuesday's announcement, in animated .gif form.
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