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Dirty Grandpa (2016)

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Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a lecherous former Army Lieutenant Colonel, to Florida for Spring Break.

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Dan Mazer

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John Phillips (as John M. Phillips)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Dick Kelly
Zac Efron ... Jason Kelly
Zoey Deutch ... Shadia
Aubrey Plaza ... Lenore
Jason Mantzoukas ... Tan Pam
Dermot Mulroney ... David Kelly
Julianne Hough ... Meredith
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman ... Bradley
Brandon Mychal Smith ... Tyrone
Jake Picking ... Cody
Michael Hudson ... Brah
Adam Pally ... Cousin Nick
Mo Collins ... Officer Finch
Henry Zebrowski ... Officer Reiter
Danny Glover ... Stinky
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Storyline

Jason Kelly, the grandson of Dick Kelly, loses his grandmother about two weeks before his wedding to Meredith. He tries to assist his grandfather and console him for his loss, but was rather tricked into a spring break road trip; chasing youth once again. with the help of Shadia and Lenore, the two men go on an adventure they'll never forget. Written by itzgodwinhenry

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirty Grandpa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,111,875, 24 January 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,537,564, 13 March 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,339,753, 4 February 2016
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first of two back-to-back films starring Zac Efron and Aubrey Plaza. The second is Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016). See more »

Goofs

Dick mentions taking I-85 through Florida to get to Boca Raton from Georgia. I-85 is not in Florida. See more »

Quotes

Dick Kelly: Look... I'm sorry, I don't know if I can do this. I haven't done it for a long time.
Lenore: I want you to tear open my bra like it's a social security check
Lenore: Tell me you've fallen and you can't get up.
Dick Kelly: I've fallen and I can't get up.
Lenore: Tell me how things were better under Eisenhower.
Dick Kelly: Things were better under Eisenhower.
Lenore: We like Ike!
Dick Kelly: [yells] We like Ike! We like Ike! We like Ike! We like Ike!
Lenore: Are you cumming or dying?
Dick Kelly: I'm not sure, maybe both!
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2017 Movie Catch-up: Part 1 (2018) See more »

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Know what you're getting into and you can have fun with Dirty Grandpa.
1 February 2016 | by lnvictaSee all my reviews

Once the credits started rolling for Dirty Grandpa, the only thing I could say was, "Oh my god." It was shocking. From beginning to end the movie is shock humor, gross-out humor, crass, offensive, childish and stupid. But you know what? I laughed a lot. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't entertained throughout most of this movie. Sure, it follows a lot of road trip movie tropes and the perfunctory fight/make-up conflict near the end, but one thing about Dirty Grandpa is that it's consistent. Dirty joke after dirty joke; some of them hit, some of them miss, but they don't stop. Some of these things I never thought I'd hear come out of Robert De Niro's mouth, but the fact that it's him saying it makes it all the more funny. People will say this is a slap in the face to his legacy, but it really isn't. The Family was. Little Fockers was. This movie knows what it is - a lewd, politically incorrect road trip comedy, and it succeeds in that regard.

What surprised me most about Dirty Grandpa is the chemistry between Zac Efron and Robert De Niro. They have a great comedic rapport that actually feels authentic, which helps the more insane scenes retain some semblance of realism (as thin as it may be). The rest of the cast is enjoyable too, especially Aubrey Plaza as the overtly slutty college girl who continuously surprised me with every grotesque statement uttered from her mouth. Oddly enough, De Niro feels right at home here. It's as if his character from Meet the Parents went off the deep end and decided to go on a spring break road trip with Zac Efron. Seriously, his character is ex-special forces and everything. Efron also proves once again that he's a comedic force to be reckoned with playing the straight corporate man put in awkward social situations.

I don't know what people were expecting from Dirty Grandpa. Look at the title, look at the trailers. Are you really surprised? It was marketed as a gross-out comedy from day one, and guess what? It's gross. It's vile; it's degrading; it's shockingly inappropriate. Is it a good movie? Not a chance in hell. But the goal of a comedy is to make the viewer laugh, and Dirty Grandpa made me laugh. Hard.

Now, if you don't like offensive humor, you should stay the hell away from this. Just know what you're getting into before seeing Dirty Grandpa and you can definitely have some fun watching it.


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