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Grandma's Boy (2006)

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

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Nicholaus Goossen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Cardellini ... Samantha
Allen Covert ... Alex
Peter Dante ... Dante
Shirley Jones ... Grace
Shirley Knight ... Bea
Joel David Moore ... J.P.
Kevin Nealon ... Mr. Cheezle
Doris Roberts ... Grandma Lilly
Nick Swardson ... Jeff
Jonah Hill ... Barry
Kelvin Yu ... Kane
Chuck Church Chuck Church ... Dan
Scott Halberstadt Scott Halberstadt ... Bobby, Co-Worker #1
Heidi Hawking ... Milk Maid
Shana Hiatt ... Pamela Mills
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nana's Boy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,009,341, 8 January 2006

Gross USA:

$6,088,249, 19 February 2006
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The video game featured in the movie, Demonik (2006), was to be an actual video game that was to be released for the Xbox 360. The project was cancelled when the production company Majesco Entertainment ran into financial troubles. See more »

Goofs

When Alex reaches into the oven, he picks up the hot pan with his fingers and thumbs. In the next scene, when his hands are bandaged, his fingertips aren't bandaged at all. There wouldn't really be any reason to bandage his palms, considering they never touched the hot pan. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Features Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Grandma's Boyee
Written by Kutmasta Kurt (as Kurt Matlin) & Kool Keith (as Keith Thornton)
Performed by Kool Keith & Kutmasta Kurt
Courtesy of Funky Ass Records
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Don't trust the critics!
7 January 2006 | by dpo77See 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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