Starring Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Mantzoukas, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Hough, Adam Pally, Mo Collins, Henry Zebrowski, Danny Glover
Directed by Dan Mazer
2016 / 109 Minutes / Lionsgate
What a vile piece of shit movie! I don’t know if there is much I can say about this unfunny and in poor taste movie. I can’t believe more people didn’t scream about this movie when it was released. It’s offensive and not in a way that works (see Sausage Party for an example of crude humour and offensive jokes that work). This movie is an example of what is wrong with comedy movies today. They rely way too much on pushing the boundaries to be the most crude and spend more time focused on that than a decent story.
Robert DeNiro… what the hell!!! Is this what you want to leave us with? I don’t remember Paul Newman doing movies like this in his twilight years. Come on man! One of the most brilliant actors and he does movies like this now! Also, can we please stop trying to make Aubrey Plaza a thing! She has zero range. I get it, you’re really angry with the world and your sarcasm is what fuels you. Does it have to be every character in every movie she’s in!! I would love to see her do something new and different. Someone else who should be doing something different is Efron, who is really getting typecast into the same roles in the same kind of movies. He’s done three comedies in the first half of 2016 and all of them pretty much the same, this one, Neighbors 2 and Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates. I’m ready for something new from him.
Dirty Grandpa is a dragged out mess of a movie. It’s one of the worst movies of 2016! If you don’t like laughing watch this.