If there’s one thing Adam Sandler seems to enjoy, it’s making movies with his friends. Take a movie like “Grown Ups” for example, a film that sees Sandler star alongside a group of comedians including Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider. The whole main cast of the movie is made up of comedians who Sandler came up in the scene with and is well-documented as being good buddies with.
Sandler isn’t afraid to admit that that was part of his motivation for making the movie, either. “The whole idea was about putting together old friends that get to hang out for a weekend,” said Sandler in an interview with Collider in 2010, when the film first came out. “These guys are my old friends, so it made total sense. I’m glad they said yes to it.”
For Sandler, he isn’t very worried about critics going after him. He’s used to that. What he doesn’t like is when his friends catch a piece of shrapnel. When asked in the AARP interview about the worst part of these bad reviews, Sandler said “Mostly because I invite all these amazing people I care about to make movies with me and I wish they didn’t have to read s**t about whatever we’ve made.”