Apparently the world demanded another family-friendly version of “The Hangover,” one that combined scatological comedy with smarmy sentimentality. So Adam Sandler has obliged with this sequel to 2010’s “Grown Ups.” I guess the world should be grateful that he didn’t make a sequel to “Jack and Jill” (2011).
Since last seen, super-agent Lenny Feder (Sandler), waxing nostalgic after a visit to his rustic hometown in New England and missing his childhood pals, has given up his Hollywood life and moved back to the old neighborhood with his wife, Roxanne (Salma Hayek), and three kids. Besides, how else can a film open with a rampant deer peeing on someone unless it takes place in the country? As someone once said, there’s no place like home. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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