Strip the danger out of "Borat" and the injuries out of "Jackass
" and you've got a bead on "Bad Grandpa
," a fitfully funny, semi-scripted "Jackass
" outing built around elaborately staged pranks played on the unsuspecting.Johnny Knoxville
dons old-age makeup and becomes Irving Zisman, whom we meet at his wife's doctor's office.
"I thought she'd Never die."
Innocent bystanders give him a look.
At the funeral, a hired black church choir freaks out -- a bit -- at Irving's tasteless eulogy, and the mayhem with his crackhead daughter (Georgina Cates
) that dumps the casket over in front of everybody.
A running gag in the movie: black people's nervousness around a corpse. Another running gag: Irving's racially tinged wisecracks to Hispanic store clerks, black cashiers and strip club fans and a fetching Asian woman his 8-year-old "grandson" (Jackson Nicoll
) befriends somewhere around Nashville.
The crackhead daughter's dumped the kid on Grandpa.