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Dirty Grandpa (2016)

R | | Comedy | 22 January 2016 (USA)
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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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What did you learn from your grandparents? See more »

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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

Robert De Niro was not involved in the promotional circuit. See more »

Goofs

Frequently, references are made to Robert De Niro's character being a history professor at the University of Georgia, and many students at the parties in Daytona Beach are from the University of Georgia. However, the mascot and team they claim loyalty to is the Hornet. The Hornet is the mascot of Georgia Tech, not the University of Georgia. Also, the University of Florida is not the Tigers. This may be some kind of copyright issue, though. See more »

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Dick Kelly: Party till you're pregnant!
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After the first few credits, there is a scene with the family at a baptism. See more »

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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 February 2016 (2016) See more »

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De Niro - what were you thinking?
29 January 2016 | by bob-the-movie-manSee all my reviews

Michael "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure" Caine has never been averse to starring in more than his fair share of turkeys. Talking about "Jaws: The Revenge" he once said "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific!" One can only assume that Robert De Niro has a similar attitude for getting involved in this dross.

For that is what it is. Directed by Dan Mazar ("I Give It A Year"), its a desperate attempt at a Spring Break-style ribald comedy that misses at virtually every level.

De Niro plays Dick (an appropriate name) who after a lifetime of marriage and on the day after his wife's funeral asks his grandson Jason (Zac Efron) to join him on a road-trip to Florida, with the singular aim of getting laid by a fresher a quarter his age. (You can already tell that this is all in the best possible taste). Jason - an accountant - is due to be married in the following week to the prissy and controlling Meredith (Julianne Hough), against Dick's wishes. Needless to say with this paper-thin plot, (and given that America is obviously such a small place) he runs into an old (and naturally sexy and gorgeous) school friend Shadia (Zoey Deutch). With Dick applying a 'certain set of skills' from his previous work (hasn't this plot been worked before in a De Niro comedy?) he wreaks maximum havoc in Daytona Beach in trying to lead Jason astray. Will he succumb and find true love rather than fall into a marriage of boring expectation.

What's there to like in this film? Well, there is some almost amusing sexual banter between de Niro and the nympho-like Lenore (Aubrey Plaza, and probably the best thing in the film). The great Danny Glover has a short cameo. The music used is well chosen(although the music editing seems extraordinarily inept). And if you are female (or male but gay) then the extended scenes of Efron's almost naked body might do something for you.

But on the flip side, there are few groups that this film won't manage to offend. About 75% of the script is the F-word. It portrays extensive and casual hard-drug use. The film is offensive to gay people. Offensive to deaf people. Offensive to cancer patients. Offensive to black people. And deeply offensive to lovers of cinema.

I have used enough words on this trash. Those UK readers who are old enough to remember the older style of film classification will remember that there was an 'A' rating. I would bring it back for this film, the 'A' standing for "Avoid". In fact, it was so offensive, the rating should be 'AA' for "Absolutely Avoid".

I have a monthly cinema card, so I got to see this film for 'free'. I was significantly overcharged.

(Please visit bob-the-movie-man.com for the graphical version of this review. Thanks.)


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