A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.
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
When Grandma Lilly is outside gardening, Samantha pulls up in Kane's car. Lilly turns to talk to Samantha, the house behind her is the same house used as the Manor in Charmed. You can also see Grandma Lilly's house in Charmed. The last season of Charmed was filmed about the same time as Grandma's Boy was filmed. 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 »
[playing video game]
Fuck! Stop hitting me!
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During the Happy Madison logo, the old man (actually Adam Sandler's late father, Stanley) instead of saying his usual "Terrific!", says "Oh, boy..." See more »
Naughty, nasty, vulgar; brilliantly cast and acted and funny as hell.
"Grandma's Boy" is a comedy in the truest sense of the genre, there is only one serious plot line in the whole movie and it is immediately transformed into one of the funniest scenes in the film.
I didn't see the movie in a theater, so I don't know how a large audience reaction would have been. However, all of 5 adults in my household - ranging in age from 18 to 59 - laughed 'til it hurt at least 6 or 7 times when we watched the DVD.
But just a few names in the supporting cast shows that this was a film brimming with gifted comedic talent. Among others, they include: Doris Roberts, Shirley Jones, Shirley Knight, Kevin Nealon, David Spade and Rob Schneider. Great talent, great writing, great performances make for a great bawdy comedy.
I'd put "Grandma's Boy" the same category as "Animal House". To me it is just as funny. It won't achieve the classic status of the latter because it is neither the first nor the best of its kind. But it is very funny and, for non-prudes, well worth the rental price
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