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The thin story involving a young man mustering courage from his grandma serves as nothing but a backdrop to the ingenious sight gags and stunts performed by Harold Lloyd.
A story to warm even the coldest of hearts - a well constructed fun packed movie full of typical Lloyd business and humour.
The second feature film from the 3rd Genius of Slapstick Silent Film Comedy Harold Lloyd. The story is simple & idyllic & centering on a young timid young man who is pushed by his Grandmother to stand up for himself.
As you imagine the results & attempt to be brave are where the heart of the lies but I think one of the last scenes where he stands up for himself with the aid of a token that saved his granddad in the civil war...but ends up being the end piece of his grandma's umbrella.
Filled with innocent fun & many gags, will appeal to both adults & children alike. Interesting to see how clever Lloyd was even is his early years.
Harold Lloyd's second feature is a triumph. A small town country boy who is shy with no self esteem or confidence finds himself part of a posse trying to take down a thuggish hobo. While vying for the affections for a girl, he also must do battle with his rival, in a hilarious knock out dragged out fight that balances comedy and humiliation. With the sweet sentimental core of his grandmother has his guardian and mentor, Grandma's Boy is a simple and wonderful comedy.
This movie is funny, but the story is predictable and cliched. Overall it's pretty good though, and if you like Lloyd's work you should see it, but it could have been better.
Some of the funniest inter-titles I've seen. Lloyd is able to show off some of his other talents, his physicality hadn't really developed as his trademark yet. While this is a funny film it's exactly the same as about several hundred other silent comedies made at the time, from its plot down to its uncomfortable racial stereotypes and antebellum sentimentality; however, unlike Keaton it feels that Lloyd doesn't have as much of an ideological investment, rather he's using these as motifs to compound the social pressure and the general humiliation and discomfort in the world of his film.
WAY better than the remake!! Even without any real dialogue!
An un-lame Grandma's Boy (the one where Doris Roberts kicks ass at the video game and the guy from all the Adam Sandler movies jerks off to the Barbie doll in his friend's bathroom and gets it all over his friend's mom when she walks in.
...ok, maybe that isn't so lame after all
this is a Harold Lloyd film from 1922, not to be confused with that lowbrow film from a couple of years ago of the same name
I liked this movie a lot. Even though it's a silent movie, I wasn't bored while watching it. Harold Lloyd was really good and funny and I thorougly enjoyed it.