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A gross-out comedy that's more gross than comedic, Grandma's Boy is lazy and unrewarding.
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The sex, fart, and pot jokes come so fast and furious that a white flag seems the most appropriate response.
Hilarity fails to ensue in the workplace or at home, in spite of the late introduction of a fighting, driving monkey.
If you're a video game geek and/or a stoner, Grandma's Boy isn't a comedy -- it's a documentary. For everyone else, it's an interminably flat, one-joke movie with admittedly a couple of decent laughs.
[The film] does a very thorough job of reducing every recognizable member of the cast to probable career lows.
The Sandler-patented mix of the deliberately offensive and the blatantly sentimental loses something in the maestro's absence.
Grandma's Boy is an Adam Sandler comedy without Adam Sandler, which is kind of like getting a root canal without the dentist.
Absolutely dreadful and offensive comedy.
So filled with untapped laughs, potentially interesting sub-plots and fails in every single aspect in a mostly laughless stoner comedy.
Even if you aren't under the influence, you might find yourself chuckling at various points during the movie, if only in disbelief at some of the things the cast is asked to do.
Grandma's Boy isn't just a movie, it's a weapon of mass destruction. Audiences across the country should run for cover.
better than some sandler movies
...one puerile, thoroughly unfunny joke after another...
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.
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.
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.
Allen Covert (a frequent collaborator of Adam Sandler's) and Nick Swardson make a dynamic duo like no other in this, one of the funniest films I have ever seen.
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