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Even though he's 35, Alex acts more like he's 13, spending his days as the world's oldest video game tester and his evenings developing the next big Xbox game. But he gets kicked out of his apartment and is forced to move in with his grandmother.
Saying that something is not as bad as everyone says it is is faint praise. Nonetheless, Nicholaus Goossen's "Grandma's Boy" is not as bad as everyone says it is. The Happy Madison production revels in low-brow humor and questionable performances, but it is funny and sweetly good-natured. It may all be mediocre at best, but it is not less than watchable.
Happy Madison stalwart Allen Covert stars as a gaming programmer forced to move in with his grandmother when his original living situation goes south. From there, a blend of stoner, juvenile, and somewhat romantic comedy bubbles forth. None of it is necessarily smart, but it is strangely upbeat and legitimately funny.
The production is energetic, and Goossen's cast does…
I have seen this one of bunch of times. Not lately, but I have to put a date so today's as good as any.
This dude will forever be named "Sammy" for me. Also, this movie rules. And I don't even smoke or game.
Who wants to hear about my STD from the silent film era?
It's like an Adam Sandler movie without Adam Sandler, so it already has a huge advantage over most Adam Sandler movies.
Adiós turd nuggets!
I read in a critics review that "taking a couple beers to the theater won't help with Grandmas Boy. Taking a couple bong rips won't help either."
I have to call bullshit on that one. Experience with both of those before Grandmas Boy (one or the other. Sometimes both) are almost essential. They are almost completely different movies. Not under the influence, Grandmas Boy and its awkward lack of music or pace, clumsily stumbles from one flat joke to the next. But under the influence, everything seems to be filmed through a baggy squinty bloodshot eye. A haze hangs thick in the frames and the laid back pace becomes just kind of like a timeless void for…
It's not often I stumble upon a comedy which I will hold in high regards like Billy Madison, Tommy Boy and other hilarious films from my childhood but Grandma's Boy acts as a farewell letter to that golden era. Hilarious in even the simplest things, the main actors here are usually relegated to side jobs in Sandler's films and it's clear these guys may just be the real stars.
Grandma's Boy is a pretty generic and forgettable comedy, but it does have some good moments, even if they aren't enough to make up for the rest of the film.
Even Doris Roberts can't save this turd. Basically most of Adam Sandler's friends had a couple of months to kill while Sandler was on vacation so they pushed out this movie. I hope Linda Cardellini was given extra money for having to show up. Pointless.
i'm not gonna lie, I found most of this to be pretty funny
Rematches this the other day, still holds up as fun and entertaining as it did for me ten years ago.
Grandma's Boy only works as a low brow stoner comedy. You either like that kind of thing or you don't. I do. It's incredibly stupid, but it's also very funny throughout. This band of nerds, stoners, and legitimate Hollywood actresses assemble in one of the better stoner flicks from the last decade.
One of those films I will sit there and watch time and time again and it doesn't lose it's appeal. Arguably the best film to come out of the Happy Madison Production Company.
The stoner sex-comedy Grandma's Boy is an exercise in low-brow, brain-dead humor without a shred of dignity to be found anywhere. That wouldn't be such a bad thing if the movie were actually...you know...funny. It does have a moment or two here and there that will illicit a giggle, none of which can attributed to the slack leading man Allen Covert, but there just aren't enough of them. The idiocy just outshines everything else.
Covert is our title character; he's a video game designer who is forced to move out of his apartment and go to live with his grandmother, Doris Roberts from TV's Everybody Loves Raymond, and her two elderly housemates, daft Shirley Knight and slutty cougar Shirley Jones.…
Ahh, this cult classic. Caught it again on Comedy Central, as usual, and its still a fun comedy for gamers and stoners.
“A few gross-out gags, a hefty dose of stoner humor and a cameo by Rob Schneider, and you’ve got the regular Adam Sandler formula. Grandma’s Boy works pretty well. Interestingly enough, it manages to pull off a convincing bait-and-switch with the main character, Alex. Alex begins the film as a schlubby loser, difficult to like and not easy to root for. By the end of the movie, he’s a goofy, kind protagonist who works hard to keep his Grandma happy, develop his own video game, and win the girl. There isn’t a single other twist in the entire movie, and that’s ok.“
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