Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Dirty Grandpa Review: Lives up to its dirty reputation
Despite the really crappy rating Dirty Grandpa got on Rotten Tomatoes and other sites I decided to still go support Robert De Niro as the grandpa and his his grandson Jason played by Zac Efron. I loved Zac Efron in "Neighbors" so I went in expecting the same level of comedy that made me laugh in that flick. Dirty Grandpa was by no means as good as neighbors but I was still okay to make it through it all, I got plenty of laughs throughout.
The movie was rated R for a reason and if you don't like crude humor then this movie is not for you. There is a lot of language not meant for kids among other things. The reason I bring that up is because a mother and her two daughters who both looked under ten were in the theater and I was disgusted. Do not be that parent! This movie is for adults who are mature to see this so get a baby sitter for heaven's sake.
Dirty Grandpa takes place at the funeral of Dick Kelly's (Robert De Niro) wife. The family is sad but also happy because grandson Jason is getting married soon. Dick needs a ride to Florida for a tradition he and his departed wife had so he chooses Jason to be his driver. Jason's wedding is in a week and his fiance Meredith (Julianne Hough) is not happy but lets Jason go. Dick wants to relive a younger age and persuades Jason to go to Daytona and let loose.
At one point Jason gets mad because things have gone too far only to have his grandpa open his eyes. Dick believes that marrying Meredith is a huge mistake and an old classmate named Shadia (Zoey Deutch) starts to win over Jason's heart and makes him realize what he's missing out on.
Aubrey Plaza plays Lenore and she is Dick's love interest. The two are funny when talking dirty to each other — it was certainly something I never imagined Robert De Niro saying. What I didn't like was that the ending was sort of rushed. Dirty Granpa was surely a dirty movie and if that's what you are looking for then you won't be disappointed.