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Basic Pitches: Grown Ups.


My spirit animal – Lady Dickson – has bestowed on me the honourable task of creating a pitch meeting for a terrible movie. Not only do I have to carry this task on my weak-ass shoulders, but it’s going to be a monthly terror that we’ll both have to subject our procrastinating asses to. Enter Basic Pitches. Did you just shit? I did. (Credit for that gem of a name goes to Lady D.) So what movie might you ask? Grown Ups. Remember when Adam Sandler used to be funny? Me too, kind of. His quick witted writing ability more or less ended after Wedding Singer. Ever since, I don’t know if he’s run out of ideas or he’s knowingly running spoof movie after spoof movie. I’ll never know. Grown Ups is an example of what obviously came out of a drunken conversation between Sandler and his stable of recurring, garbage actors. It’s not as bad as some of his other gems like Little Nicky and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (which is widely regarded by the internet as a step backwards in the equal rights movement). I digress. Enter … what I imagine the conversation went like.

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