Stars: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch
Directed By: Dan Mazer
Written By: John Phillips
US Box Office: $22.8M
Runtime: 1 hr. 42 min.
Lionsgate Films : -> Official Site
Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a lecherous former Army Lieutenant-Colonel, to Florida for spring break.
Fresh Reviews for “Dirty Grandpa”
This is a movie that desperately wants to be a raunchy, politically incorrect, gross-out comedy. It gets as far as desperate.
Nothing is rendered in a particularly funny or novel way – it’s just crude, shocking statements. Therefore, the film isn’t actually offensive because it’s trying so hard to be and failing miserably.
If there’s a worse film scheduled for release this year, I really don’t want to see it.
If the simple goal of a comedy is merely to entertain and make you laugh, then Dirty Grandpa more than succeeds.
Dirty Grandpa has a couple of jokes that work and live up to its name, and Aubrey Plaza was beamed into it from another planet but in every other way it is an abject failure.
It never rises to the level of garbage. Already we have the worst movie of the year-and maybe next year as well.
There’s nothing clever about this deliberately rude and vulgar comedy, but certain audiences will find it absolutely hilarious.
This is truly an achievement for a first-time writer; usually it takes a committee of at least four or five scribes, with a history of lame comedies under their belts, to reach the levels of bad humour and depravity seen here.
With its thinly veiled homophobia and misogyny, you begin to long for the upfront approach of Benny Hill.