Sandler collects lots of 'Grown Up' friends

Producer-star-cowriter Adam Sandler rounded up a few friends for a reunion-themed family comedy, “Grown Ups.” In this business, how do you really know who your friends are?

“You know how?” said Chris Rock. “When you get a call from Adam Sandler to be in a movie and you’re not number one.”

Other “Grown Ups” costars also opined on the subject before the film’s June 23 premiere at Gotham’s Ziegfeld Theater.

“When you’re going through a tough time,” Rob Schneider began, “and Adam comes over and bangs on your door and says, ‘Let’s go out and have fun.’ Or he says, ‘I wrote this movie so you and David Spade can go play baseball together.’ ”

The women in the film were somewhat more circumspect in their comments.

“You know someone’s heart,” said Maria Bello. “All these guys on the movie, they’re really generous type people.”

And Salma Hayek Pinault revealed, “Always, time tells the truth. I’m fortunate I have friends in the industry for a long time, so I know.”

Sandler did not give an opinion on this controversial subject. In fact, inside the Ziegfeld, no one offered a word before the film unspooled.

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