Dirty Grandpa Movie Review

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Recommended Audience: Fans of Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch, Julianne Hough, Jason Mantzoukas, Danny Glover, Adam Pally, Dermot Mulroney and comedy movie fans

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Dirty Grandpa Movie Synopsis

Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick (Robert De Niro), to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy.
dirty_grandpaBetween riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirty” Grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had.

Dirty Grandpa Viewer Rating: 2.5/5 **

Dirty Grandpa Movie Review:

Ok, I watched this show because of Zac Efron, so I was planning to catch it regardless. Besides that, I was impressed with Robert De Niro’s character in “The Intern“, hence making me anticipate the film.
dirty-grandpa-zac-efron-robert-de-niroWell, I got to say, I was not really impressed. The moment Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) bump into his grandpa Dick Kelly (Robert De Niro) masturbating a day after the grandma’s funeral, the number of “eeuws” have been non-stop.

Dirty-Grandpa-10I was quite disappointed by the supporting casts’ forgettable performance. Shadia (Zoey Deutch) and Bradley (Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman) had pretty interesting characters, one as Jason’s old school mate and new love interest, the other a black gay who get ostracised. Sadly, the few moments of weak hilarity was overshadowed by some one else.

Aubrey-Plaza-On-Dirty-Grandpa-set--07And that person is Lenore played by Aubrey Plaza. I am usually turned off by desperate girls who try too hard with men, but Aubrey was able to make it amusing and embarrassing at the same time with her physical comedy. Her “obsession” to sleep with a professor was so absurd that she outshine the rest of the supporting casts.

Robert-De-Niro-Zac-Efron-Dirty-Grandpa-Pictures-003Benjamin Franklin once said, “Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.”
Dirty gags aside, the back-story of the movie is still pretty admirable. How many people are actually living their dreams and doing what they want after graduation? Despite the flop, yes, I too wonder why Rober De Niro and Zac Efron took up such a role, which put them in humiliating situation and outfits, I will look forward to their next film. #TryHarderNextTime.

Do You Know?

Zac-Efron-Shirtless-Set-Dirty-GrandpaZac Efron used a body double for the naked motorcycle ride scene.

Michael-Douglas-Jeff BridgesJeff Bridges and Michael Douglas were considered for the role of Dick Kelly.

dirty-grandpa-robert-de-niro-zac-efronThe screenplay was featured in the 2011 Blacklist, a list of the “most liked” unmade scripts of the year.

Zac-Efron-Shirtless-Set-Dirty-GrandpaFor the film’s theatrical poster, Robert De Niro lifted Zac Efron on his back without any help. Efron confirmed it while promoting the film on Instagram.

Behind The Scenes and Interviews

Check out Dirty Grandpa Official Website and Facebook Page!
Dirty Grandpa is out in cinemas on 28 January 2016.

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20 thoughts on “Dirty Grandpa Movie Review”

  1. Robert de Niro is a great actor – unfortunately sometimes not very well “used” (he could definitely get better parts). I’d look for this movie at the cinema and see if they assigned him a better role 🙂 Interesting recommendation!

  2. I went to see it and wasn’t too impressed either. I’m a Robert and Zac fan but truly thought maybe this was one movie that probably shouldn’t have been made.

  3. I Love Paars by: Lee

    omg! zac efron is so hot! I will definitely watch this not just because of the shirtless and great body of zac but it seems to be a funny movie. lol.

  4. I haven’t seen this yet because it just opened in local theaters this week. Not really a priority for me since The Revenant and The Danish Girl are also opening on the same week!

  5. I don’t think I’ve ever seen De Niro act in a funny movie. This pairing with Zac Efron is so interesting! Would love to watch when I get the chance 😀

  6. I don’t think that it’s the kind of movie you take seriously. It’s just probably a feel good movie for teens. I love it when De Niro shows up in comedies though.

  7. Great review! I’m sure this will be a hilarious movie. Zac Efron and Robert DeNiiro should be a solid combination for comedy. lol The title alone is hilarious. Thanks for sharing. I’m definitely gonna watch this movie.

  8. haha, i watched the trailer about di niro declaring he sleeps naked and efron’s reaction after he took a peek was priceless! but i’m not that into the plot itself. probably will not catch it.

  9. I’ve caught this featured briefly on CNN. I wondered what the story was all about but the the scenes were hilarious.

  10. Oh! what a disappointment. I was planning to watch it. Love Niro!! But after your post, must rethink. Thanks for saving my $$$. ha ha

  11. Thanks for the review. I will NOT watch this movie for reasons clearly stated in the opening paragraphs of your review.

  12. WOW! I will surely love this movie DE NIRO is my favorite veteran actor. Wooot! For a shout-out..thanks so much for giving a nice review of this, this is actually great! The fun and hilarious team up of DE NIRO and EFRON will have a twist for comedy film this year.

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