A Viral 'Grown Ups 3' Script is Making Twitter Explode

There is no Grown Ups 3 movie, not yet, but the script is written and everyone is talking about it. 

Tom Scharpling is a successful comedy writer who loves Adam Sandler. He loves him so much that he says he thinks he saw Happy Gilmore something like thirty times in theaters. 

While Scharpling does not defend every Sandler title, his obsession with him and his movies led him to tackle writing a version of Grown Ups 3, a movie he thinks we all deserve.

Tons of celebs like Adam McKay have been tweeting out Scharpling's script, mostly because of how fun and weird it is. I took the morning and read it... it's insane. The script starts out as a regular Grown Ups movie, with the gang attending the Rob Schneider character's funeral, but it quickly shifts into slasher territory, with a ton of twists along the way. 

I found the pages turning fast, and I laughed way more than I anticipated. 

While there's a slim chance anyone will ever make this movie, it's worth the read. 

The stunt has gotten a lot of publicity for the writer, who undoubtedly can use this buzz to get into a writers' room or high-level meetings. 

Where did the idea come from? 

Scharpling tells Vulture

"Well, it was an idea I had years ago, and it was one of those ideas that you joke around with a couple friends and it’s like, “Oh, wouldn’t it be funny if that existed? Can you imagine?” But then you never get off the runway with it, and it just ends up being a joke and it’s like, “Someday I’m going to do that.” And then there was a day where I was like, “You know what? I’m actually gonna do that. I don’t know if it’s going to be ten pages long, I don’t know if it’s going to be 130 pages long. I just need to just say I did this and I know the idea works.” I had thought through so much of it, so I just wrote it in three days. I started off Friday. It was finished on a Sunday night and showed it to people on Monday morning. You know what? That’s two days. I did it Friday night to Sunday."

I won't spoil the ending, but at only 52 pages long, it's something easy to read and laugh at. 

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January 13, 2020 at 10:59AM


Oh crap, was there anything shitty about it?

January 13, 2020 at 3:20PM


"It starts off as a normal Grown ups movie then turns into a slasher flick--but don't worry, I wont spoil the script for you." Ugh. Moron...

January 13, 2020 at 7:57PM, Edited January 13, 7:57PM

J Robbins