Arcades and arcade games in film.
A movie that proves you're never too 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…
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.
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.
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…
Surpringsly good & funny!
Not as bad as it was first reviewed. Not as good as the cult status gives it today.
It had just enough random absurdist comedy and shockingly good performances to make up for the laziest elements and the shockingly bad performances.
I had never noticed the somewhat background/running joke about Kane always saying super dark and depressive stuff before.
A stoner comedy about working in the video game industry sounds alluring on the surface, but I was immensely disappointed when I discovered how shallow the humor was and how it ultimately gave into the clichés. Happy Madison can add Shirley Jones and Doris Roberts to the list of greats they've tarnished. The only plus outside of Linda Cardellini is that Adam Sandler spared us of his obnoxious presence just this once and cast an earnest Allen Covert in his place.
fun, but I don't see why it is so damn popular. I really could do with out this movie, and it just baffles me as to why people love this movie so much.
not as bad as it looks. Likeable slacker comedy about a 37 year old video game tester who has to live with his grandmother. Some geniunely funny moments. If you like stoner comedies then this could be for you
Dumb and stupid.
Look for a sober, epic reconsideration of this here motion picture in the not too distant future.
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