Grown Ups (12A)

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Wouldn't cinema be a kinder, happier place without Adam Sandler in it?

The US box-office offers a resounding "no", so here comes another of his unspeakable comedies, this one about five guys reuniting 30 years on from high-school and discovering that "growing older doesn't mean growing up". Chilling words. Sandler plays an alpha-male Hollywood agent who hosts a lake-house weekend for Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider, each contributing his own utterly unhilarious schtick to beat us with, while Sandler's abysmal script cooks up a bite-sized moral for the finale. Groan ups, more like.