Grown Ups is a great family film that was released in 2010. Even though it opens with a funeral, it’s considered a classic comedy. It has a great cast that will keep you laughing while enjoying heartfelt family moments, too. So where was Grown Ups filmed? Turns out it was filmed in a number of different places.
What was Grown Ups All About?
Five friends reunite when their high school basketball coach passes away. After attending the coach’s funeral, they decide to reunite by spending the 4th of July weekend at a lake house in New England with their families.
Each friend brings their families along and discovers the problems and challenges they have had to face. One is unemployed, another a successful Hollywood agent, a single dad who drinks too much, a dad with three daughters he never sees, and a henpecked husband.
The weekend renews friendships and bonds that were lost as they grew up.
Who Was In the Cast of Grown Ups?
The main cast for Grown Ups included Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph and Maria Bello.
Who Directed Grown Ups?
Grown Ups was directed by Dennis Dugan. He has a long list of directing credits to his name, including Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and Grown Ups 2. The movie was written by Adam Sandler and Fred Wolf.
Where Was Grown Ups Filmed?
Grown Ups was filmed in a variety of locations throughout New England, including Marshfield, Massachusetts; Easton and Mansfield Massachusetts; Salem, New Hampshire; Dover and Stoneham, Maine. The production team chose to shoot on location because they wanted the movie to have an authentic feel that could only be achieved by shooting at significant New England landmarks.
Some of these landmarks include the Plymouth Rock Monument, Rehoboth Beach in Delaware and Wells Beach in Maine. The production was also filmed at various local restaurants and businesses around the New England area to capture a real sense of community.
Did Grown Ups Receive Any Awards?
Grown Ups was a huge success. The budget for this movie was $80 million. After its release it grossed nearly $270 million at the global box office and spawned two sequels.
The movie was nominated for four awards and won three–the ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards (2011) for the Top Box Office Film; the MTV Movie and TV Awards (2011) for the Best Line From a Movie; and the People’s Choice Awards (2011) for the Favorite Comedy Movie.
This movie runs for 102 minutes and is rated PG-13. The movie was filmed on HDTV. The camera used was a Panavision Genesis HD camera with Panavision Primo lenses.
Fun Facts About Grown Ups
- Maya Rudolph was really pregnant during the filming of the movie.
- Adam Sandler’s wife and daughters make an appearance in the film.
- The lake rope scene was added at the last minute and was inspired by an incident that happened to Adam Sandler when he was young.
- Kevin James’ role was originally intended for Chris Farley but he passed away before production began.
- The first cut of the film was 3 hours and 12 minutes long.
Can You Visit the Set of Grown Ups?
The closest you’ll get to visiting the actual set of Grown Ups is by visiting The Inn at Longshore in Westport, Connecticut. This luxurious inn was used for many of the interior scenes in Grown Ups and is a great spot to stay if you want to get the full movie experience. Other locations used in making the movie include:
Rehoboth Beach in Delaware: This picturesque beach was used for a few scenes in Grown Ups and offers plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Wells Beach in Maine: Another iconic location featured in the movie, Wells Beach is a popular spot for visitors looking to take in the beautiful ocean views.
What is New England Famous For?
New England includes six states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. The name itself should also give you a hint. New England is one of the earliest colonial settlements with the arrival of the Pilgrims in 1620 aboard the Mayflower. But since I’m from New England, this should be an easy question for me to answer, right? Okay. So here goes. New England is famous for lobster, clam chowder, fried clams, scallops, shrimp, Boston baked beans, Vermont maple syrup, and beautiful fall foliage.
Massachusetts especially has a very rich history. Remember the Boston Tea Party? Paul Revere’s ride? Salem witch trials? That’s just a few things off the top of my head.
Unique Places in New England
There are so many cool places to see in New England. There are plenty of places I haven’t even seen myself and I was born and raised there! So here are a few you might enjoy.
- Acadia National Park
- Ben & Jerry’s Factory
- Essex Steam Train
- Barnum Museum
- Lizzie Borden Murderabilia
- Salem Witch Museum
The Acadia National Park is a great place to check out in the Fall months. If you have the time, you can probably catch the ferry to Nova Scotia!
Things to Do in New England
Since there are six states in New England, you should probably zero in on one particular area.
- Take the ferry to Block Island (RI)
- Spent a few days in Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, or Nantucket (MA)
- The House of Seven Gables (MA)
- Check out a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston (MA)
- Take a tour of Harvard (MA)
- Take a sail on a schooner (MA)
These are a few of many activities you can check out in New England. A lot of the activities will depend on what time of year you plan to visit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the cabin located in Grown Ups?
The Grove cottage is located in Centennial Grove in Essex, Massachusetts.
What restaurant did they eat at in Grown Ups?
The restaurant was Woodman’s Seafood Restaurant in Essex. Mass.
You’ll have to forgive me here because when it comes to New England, I’m incredibly biased. With six states to cover, you’ll need to plan more than one trip to fully see all the sights.
It will probably be hard to pick a favorite place. I know I can’t pick one. Have you ever been to New England? What was your favorite place? Let me know in the comments below.