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Grandma's Boy (2006)

R | | Comedy | 6 January 2006 (USA)
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A 35 year old video game tester has to move in with his grandma and her two old lady roommates.


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Pamela Mills


When his roommate spends the rent money on hookers, Alex, a 35 year old video game tester has to find a new place to live. After an "encounter" with his friend's mom, Alex is forced to move in with his grandmother. Trying to save face with his younger co-workers, Alex says that "a really cute chick said I could sleep with her and her two crazy girlfriends" (meaning his grandmother and her two roommates). Written by epandzik23

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A movie that proves you're never too old to come of age. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use and language throughout, strong crude and sexual humor, and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nana's Boy  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,009,341, 8 January 2006

Gross USA:

$6,088,249, 19 February 2006
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The doll Alex masturbates to is actually a modified Barbie doll instead of the Tomb Raider character Lara Croft, due to licensing reasons. See more »


When Alex's grandma first takes him to his room, Alex puts his bag with the X-Box in it on his bed. The scene then changes and the bag is now on top of the TV and Alex's laptop is on his bed instead. A deleted scene (found on the DVD) takes place between these events, where Alex is looking for the proper A/V inputs on the television and puts the X-Box on top of the TV. See more »


[first lines]
Josh: [playing video game] Fuck! Stop hitting me!
Alex: This is like if Tyson fought an infant.
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Crazy Credits

The Opening and closing credits were based on the game "Galaga" See more »


References Super Mario Bros. (1985) See more »


Call the Cops
Written by Kutmasta Kurt (as Kurt Matlin) & Kool Keith (as Keith Thornton)
Performed by Kool Keith (as Dr. Dooom)
Courtesy of Funky Ass Records
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You'll love it if you like these kinds of films (like I do)
9 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Well, obviously some viewers didn't like this one, and that's the case with all comedies that we could compare to Grandma's Boy. I still haven't quite gotten a handle on what those viewers aren't seeing in these films that they would like to see. The typical answers are that they want something funny, something not stupid, not clichéd, and so on, but of course that doesn't tell us much, because lots of us do find these movies funny, not stupid and not clichéd.

So how do you know whether you'd like Grandma's Boy if you haven't seen it yet? It's worth noting that Adam Sandler it, it features a lot of Sandler regulars, and it's the vein of Adam Sandler comedies like Happy Gilmore (1996), The Waterboy (1998) and Little Nicky (2000). Actors like Rob Schneider, David Spade and Kevin Nealon have cameos or small parts, and it's also not off base to compare Grandma's Boy to the Deuce Bigalow movies (1999 & 2005), or Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003). Chances are that if you like "those kinds" of movies, you'll find a lot to appreciate in Grandma's Boy, too, and if you don't like those kinds of movies, you should know (or should have known) to stay away from this one.

Of course Grandma's Boy is exaggerated and not realistic and even ridiculous and absurd at times. That's part of this subgenre of comedy, along with an ever-present irreverence and regular jabs of "crudeness" that work because at least in theory, they tend to appear when you least expect them. The idea at this point isn't to top the irreverence and crudeness of previous films, because to do that a filmmaker would basically have to resort to doing various illegal things in front of the camera. The name of the game is to give the false impression that maybe you're going to play things straighter this time around, so that the crazy stuff works in context. Director Nicholaus Goossen shows that he understands this well.

Grandma's Boy is about game designers, which by extension makes it about geeks and nerds. This may not be how most game designers (or most grandparents and their friends) really are, but this isn't a documentary, it's a very funny comedy, and this is at least about how those of us who aren't in the business imagine or want them to be. That's part of what makes comedy work--it has exaggerated, fantasy elements by way of caricatures/grotesques of (stereo)types that exist at least in popular, contemporary "mythology".

There are plenty of gags that people who like these sorts of comedies will remember for a very long time. They arrive about once every two or three minutes at least--just enough time to wipe away your laughter tears from the last gag. You can't get a much better recommendation than that. And if you know you don't like these kinds of films, please, do yourself a favor and just avoid this one, too.

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