Always the mama's boy, or in this case a grandma's boy, Sonny joins a posse after a tramp accused of robbery and murder. He is unable to conquer his cowardice until Grandma tells him of his... See full summary »
Always the mama's boy, or in this case a grandma's boy, Sonny joins a posse after a tramp accused of robbery and murder. He is unable to conquer his cowardice until Grandma tells him of his grandfather, also a coward, who overcame his fears with the help of a magic amulet. With new courage (and the charm), Sonny captures the fugitive and becomes the hero of the day. Written by
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"Grandma's Boy" is an entertaining Harold Lloyd comedy that combines plenty of his usual slapstick antics with some thoughtful, if simple, ideas that add another dimension. Lloyd's character is more sympathetic than usual, and the story is funny, includes some good action, and is occasionally reflective. While it does not have any dazzling sequences (such as in "Safety Last"), it succeeds quite well on its own level.
Lloyd gives a good performance as always, with his hapless but earnest character. The rest of the cast helps out as well. Charles Stevenson is suitably overbearing as Lloyd's rival, Mildred Davis is likable as his girlfriend, and Anna Townsend is believable as his grandmother, determined to help out her boy. The amusing story that she tells about Harold's grandfather is one of the highlights, and it is used quite well in the plot.
The rest of the story is good as well, and all in all this is an enjoyable little feature.
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