Rated R for drug use and language throughout, strong crude and sexual humor, and nudity.
Directed By: Nicholaus Goossen
Written By: Barry Wernick and Allen Covert
Staring: Allen Covert, Shirley Kinght, Shirley Jones, Peter Dante, Linda Cardellini, Peter Dante, Joel Moore, Kevin Nealon, Doris Roberts, Nick Swardson, Seth Rogan, and Kelvin Yu
All I’ve ever cared about was video games and they made me a millionaire. So maybe I don’t know what the Civil War was, or who invented the helicopter even though I own one, but I did beat The Legend of Zelda before I could walk. I’m thinking about getting metal legs. It’s a risky operation, but it’ll be worth it. -J.P.
A 35 year old video game tester has to move in with his grandma and her two old lady roommates.
Grandma’s Boy is easily one of the funniest movies of the decade. When I said Failure To Launch has been done much funnier and much better before, Grandma’s Boy is the epitome of job well done when poking fun at the underachieving thirty-something that moves back home. From the outrageous character’s to the completely out there scenario’s, this movie will have you laughing hysterically.
A thirty something video game tester is forced to move in with his grandmother and her two roommates when his roommates has failed to pay the rent. At first it seems veryun -hip until he realizes Grandma might not be so bad. After working hard on creating his own video game a rival creator at his job becomes a threat to his job and livelihood. Chaos ensues and a ninja monkey makes wicked cool cameos.
In Grandma’s Boy the “B” and “C” character’s make their appearances when it’s relevant for the plot or is in the middle of any already random scene, making them actual supporting actors, rather than people thrown in making funny moments that don’t really fit into the movie. Because of this, and the plot that actually makes some sort of sense the pacing of the film makes it feel like you’ve only spent ten minutes of your time watching a ninety-five minute film.
The jokes are original and can appeal to a young or older audience. The comedy really has a stretch that was unexpected. Even the “super villain” of the story is totally hysterical. There are few moments of worry or concern, it is mostly a pleasure of moderate conflict with a nonstop pace of jokes and free spirited storytelling. If more comedy’s could be like this, I would refrain from being such a new age Scrooge and take off my snob hat, but few recent comedies execute the great humor and storytelling that Grandma’s Boy does.
There really isn’t a lot to reflect on about this movie. It’s pretty simplistic in it’s nature and just genius in it’s execution. It took a concept that many other movies in it’s genre has failed at and gave the comedy loving audience something to have gut busting laughter with. Each time you watch it, it gets funnier and the jokes never get old. This is one that is unforgettable and infamous in my memory. There’s little to say other than just go watch it. It will be worth every ridiculous minute. The Verdict? By far one of the best comedies in years.