As is tradition, the 2014 Razzie nominations were announced today just ahead of the Oscar nominations, which will be announced tomorrow. The 34th annual celebration of the year’s worst movies, directors, actors, and actresses highlights some of great missteps Hollywood has taken this past year, and boy are there some big ones.
The list includes oft-repeating nominees for the annual spectacle, including Adam Sandler, Tyler Perry, Lindsay Lohan, and Sylvester Stallone, who has received his 31st acting nomination for a trio of performances this year. Worst films of the year include Disney’s box office bomb The Lone Ranger, Grown Ups 2, and A Medea Christmas.
You can check out all the nominees and their respective categories here below.
Grown Ups Directed by Dennis Dugan
Starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, Rob Schneider
Release date: June 25, 2010
If you only see one movie this summer, it would be a smart idea to make it anything other than Grown Ups, the latest film to star Adam Sandler and the usual group of people who seem to rely entirely on Sandler for work.
What rough passes for the plot of the movie is this: A group of friends were all on their grade school basketball team together and won a championship game. Thirty years later, their former coach passes away, and the friends decide to spend a weekend at a cottage on the lake after his funeral. They bring their families, straight from the funeral, and hilarity ensues… right? Not really.
Every single character is a one-trick pony that runs the same joke into the ground repeatedly. Eric (Kevin James) is a family man who tries hard to be a big shot but cannot have a honest conversation about most things. Kurt (Chris Rock) is an emasculated househusband who likes to cook, but only so much that it’s mentioned once early in the film. Marcus (David Spade) is a sex-hungry womanizer. Rob (Rob Schneider) is a new-age dimwit who likes much older women. Then there’s Lenny (Adam Sandler) who’s rich, successful, and great at sports all while being surprisingly humble and down-to-Earth about it all.