A review of “Grown Up 2,” the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2009 film that starred Jennifer Aniston and Will Ferrell, says that the film was largely ignored by the industry.
The movie was a box office flop and was criticized by critics as being too dark and not as progressive as the first film, according to the review.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “Greed Is the New Virtue” director and writer J.J. Abrams said that audiences are more open to darker films now that they are aware that they will be more challenging to view.
The film was not the first “Gred” film to be shunned by the film industry.
In 2007, “The Hurt Locker” was dropped from the Cannes Film Festival.
“Gran Torino” was a controversial movie with the Academy Award-winning director Francis Ford Coppola and co-writer Steven Spielberg.
“The Shawshank Redemption” also was dropped.
The “Growth” film also flopped in theaters.
The film was initially released in 2006 and has since been released on DVD, VOD and VOD Subscription.