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Grandma's Boy (2006)

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

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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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Sex. Drugs. Nakedness. Rude language... And proud of it! See more »

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

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6 January 2006 (USA)  »

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Nana's Boy  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,009,341 (USA) (6 January 2006)

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$6,088,249 (USA) (17 February 2006)
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Trivia

Elements of J.P.s character were loosely based on Cliffy B., Designer of Gears of War. Additionally, Mr. Cheezle is loosely based on David Perry who is responsible for games such as Earthworm Jim. See more »

Goofs

When an X-Box controller is unplugged, like Josh does in the beginning, it would not allow you to continue playing until the controller is plugged back in. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Josh: [playing video game] Fuck! Stop hitting me!
Alex: This is like, if Tyson fought an infant.
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The Opening and closing credits were based on the game "Galaga" See more »

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References Fight Club (1999) See more »

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Night on Fire
Written by Craig Pfunder, Paul Buck, Mark Guidry & Mark Palgy
Performed by VHS or Beta
Courtesy of Astralwerks
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Don't trust the critics!
7 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First and foremost, I only gave this movie a 9 to out weigh all the 1s that morons are giving it, I believe that it truly deserves about a 6.5-7.0 (currently it has a 5.5 with 87 votes). Look this is a funny movie, it's not ground breaking and it is certainly low-brow but it's actually quite enjoyable. The critics are trying to make it into the worst movie of the new year, which is sad because, in my opinion, it's as funny as anything that came out last year, including wedding crashers (although wedding crashers, I'll admit is a better film). The story relies on comedy to get by, the plot bobs and weaves, sometimes awkwardly, in the name of telling a joke rather than flowing an interesting plot line, that said, I enjoy the filmmaker's willingness to disregard any attempt to make the story realistic or to make the transitions genuine. The flow of the story seems as if it is constructed in an alternate universe where random parties come together with ease, while it may sound as if I'm being sarcastic I'm certainly not, I believe that most movie transitions are simply labored and lame attempts to get from point A to point B, they just jump almost directly to what they want to do next in Grandma's Boy ala the first Wayne's World, which keeps the movie from sagging. All and all, I believe this is a great comedy, it's certainly not for those with high brow taste, remember, critics typically like comedies like Sideways and Broken Flowers, movies that, while entertaining, find it difficult to make a young person laugh. If you liked There's Something About Mary and previous Sandler films, with the exceptions of Spanglish and Punch Drunk Love, you will enjoy Grandma's Boy.


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