Grandma's Boy (2006)

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Critic Consensus: A gross-out comedy that's more gross than comedic, Grandma's Boy is lazy and unrewarding.


Movie Info

Can the world's oldest adolescent maintain his cool while living with his grandmother? Alex (Allen Covert) is a 35-year-old video-game fanatic who gave up a career in accounting to take a job testing games for Brainasium, the company behind the wildly popular game "Eternal Death Slayer." While Alex took a big pay cut to land his dream job, he's happy with his work and is making ends meet -- until he discovers that his roommate hasn't paid the rent for the last six months, using the money to … More

Rating: R (for drug use, strong language throughout, strong crude and sexual humor, and nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Barry Wernick, Allen Covert, Nick Swardson
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 9, 2006
Box Office: $5.9M
Runtime:
20th Century Fox - Official Site

Cast


as Dante

as Mr. Cheezle

as Grandma Lilly

as Kane

as Milk Maid

as Pamela Mills

as Mover No. 1

as Businessman

as Party Guy

as Best Man

as Groom

as Mover No. 2

as Dr. Shakalu

as Party Thug

as Restaurant Host

as Receptionist

as Groom

as J.P.
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Critic Reviews for Grandma's Boy

All Critics (68) | Top Critics (20)

If nothing else, Grandma's Boy answers the question of what a ramshackle early Adam Sandler movie would be like without Adam Sandler.

Full Review… | November 27, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

Hilarity fails to ensue in the workplace or at home, in spite of the late introduction of a fighting, driving monkey.

Full Review… | September 23, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

[The film] does a very thorough job of reducing every recognizable member of the cast to probable career lows.

Full Review… | January 11, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The Sandler-patented mix of the deliberately offensive and the blatantly sentimental loses something in the maestro's absence.

Full Review… | January 9, 2006
Variety
Top Critic

Grandma's Boy is an Adam Sandler comedy without Adam Sandler, which is kind of like getting a root canal without the dentist.

Full Review… | January 9, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

An Adam Sandler movie without Adam Sandler, it turns out, is not necessarily an improvement.

Full Review… | January 9, 2006
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Grandma's Boy

½

Starring a few of Adam Sandler's frequent co-stars, Grandma's Boy is a rare Happy Madison production without Sandler himself. Star Allen Covert (the guy soaping his ass in Mr.Deeds)is better than expected, as are Shirley Jones (Partridge family) and Linda Cardellini. Remember her as Scooby Doo's Velma? This film is a stoner comedy to be sure but also a love-fest for computer game geeks.

This is simple fun. I laughed frequently, but some of this material is only funny if you really are stoned, a little like Cheech and Chong. The best example might be the whole Dante-chimp-lion bit. Also, the office at Brainiac is completely wacky yet somehow imaginable. Having never been a part of a company like this, I imagine JP's robot voice not completely out of place.

Its laugh out loud funny, may be not as outrageous as The Hangover, but I enjoyed Grandma's Boy more than that or most recent Sandler's flicks.

Clintus M.
Clintus Maximus

Super Reviewer

Grandma's Boy is one enjoyable stoner comedy. I love this film. Though never really hilarious, the film is fairly humourous and is pretty well done. The plot is simple, but what makes this film work is the comical cast involved. Though not perfect, Grandma's Boy is at times charming, and is a lot of fun. This is the perfect comedy to watch with friends. The film is one of the few Happy Madison productions that I've found to be quite good and funny. Grandma's Boy is a fine little film with a good heart. This a fairly original stoner comedy that shouldn't be passed up. Sure it's not, Cheech and Chong, The Big Lebowski or Harold & Kumar, but Grandma's Boy is still a film worth seeing. I'd say it belongs on the list of the memorable stoner flicks for sure. I enjoyed this films and it's characters. The cast are very funny, especially Joel David as J.P the arrogant game designer who constantly makes robot noises. if you're having friends over for a movie night and want something that funny, and with mindless fun, pop this one in your DVD player. Guaranteed to provide you with a good time and good laughs. Grandma's Boy is a lot of fun and over every film that Happy Madison has put out, this is one of their best films. The Jokes are decent, but the characters themselves make the film what it is. Grandma's Boy is far from the worst comedy film, it has its faults, but as a whole it works well because it's simply a fun film to watch.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

½

So this is one of those movies that i know is just beyond dumb but i cant tell my friends that cause you know, whatever your friends are doing is obviously the thing to do, right? i mean i may think Grandma's boy sucks, but what do i know? ive been wrong before. remember Vans? those were stupid shoes and i KNEW that, and i had to wear those for four years. on the other hand, Grandma's boy is like an hour and a half... Look my friends are right, ok. Its good. thanks to them, i know coke is good and this is too. i think.

LoughnerWasLucid
Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

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