Arcades and arcade games in film.
A movie that proves you're never to old to come of age.
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.
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.
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…
Easily my favorite Happy Madison production. Grandma's Boy does a great job of combining the raunch of late 90s/early 2000s movies while still offering up a premise that didn't feel like it had been done to death. Highly rewatchable still, though nowadays I tend to have to take a bit longer of a break before putting this on again, whereas when it came out I could watch it every other day.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Happy Madison is often times a mixed bag of comedy. More often than not it delivers some pretty stupid comedies but there is a fine line between a good stupid comedy and a stupid comedy that is just, well, stupid. Unfortunately Happy Madison usually falls on the side that is just stupid but then when they do hit on the good stupid comedies they strike pure gold as is the case here with Grandma's Boy.
Grandma's Boy is about a thirty-five year old video game tester named Alex who is forced to move in with his grandmother and her two elderly roommates. While living with his Grandmother the video game Alex is developing is stolen by a co-worker JP and…
Talk about a surprise. Never in a million years did I think I would like this movie. Thumbs up all around, this movie is hilarious.
"chill bro... You know you can't raise your voice like that when the lion's here."
The main problem with Grandma's Boy: it's just not that funny. See, to start with, all of the characters are based on horribly flimsy, unsustainable, one-note stereostypes. Alex, the protagonist that everyone likes and is, all-in-all, a perfect human being. Samantha, the sassy professional woman with attitude and vulnerability, Dante the pot dealer, Jeff the nerd, and of course the three "Grandmas" who together fit every old person stereotype you would expect. There's a reason that the only really entertaining character in the film is J.P., and that's because he's the only character in the film with a dash of originality behind his creation (and with an acting ability slightly above totally subpar). So you've got a cast of flimsy…
As an actor, Adam Sandler's films are usually varying degrees of terrible, but even worse are the projects he produces. He seems to save the worst of the worst for the people he calls a friend, and although "Grandma's Boy" stars a bunch of his pals and wallows in his trademark brand of humor, it's not as wretched as the rest.
Allen Covert is usually relegated to bit parts in his buddy's films, but he's likable enough in his first starring role and there is a funny supporting performance by Joel David Moore as a nerdy video game programmer. They are not the reason this film still fails as the valiantly try to save it. It's not really a predictable…
Bea: I want to eat the TV.
What can I say about this film?
It's awesomely hilarious. It's one of my favorite comedies to watch. Infinitely quotable.
If you somehow have not seen Grandma's Boy, you need to rectify that immediately.
I don't know what to say. I'm disturbed,disgusted, enraged. Somebody made this. Somebody put money in this. Money that could have spent somewhere else. Fuck this shit world, humanity deserves to die.
It's been over a week since I last watched a movie. I got really into Alien: Isolation and that just ate up my time. Then I completed it and started to get really into Dragon Age: Inquisition, but it's not quite as compelling. I also embarrassingly got really into Celebrity Big Brother but we won't talk about that.
Anyway, late Saturday night/early Sunday morning (depending on your perspective) I was burnt out on video gaming and needed something I could just veg out to. Grandma's Boy fits that bill perfectly. It also helps that I love Linda Cardellini. Sure, the movie is a kinda dumb stoner comedy (and watching this with my hand in a bag of Doritos it did feel like all I was missing was some weed) but it's also hugely fun and massively quotable.
Personally I find it hilarious, but it's about as low brow as it gets.
at its awful core, this is a video game film that has nothing but contempt for both its cast and audience; special mention goes to the "geeky auteur" character of J.P., who makes Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory look restrained and nuanced
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