Grandma's Boy Reviews

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January 9, 2006
Grandma's Boy is an Adam Sandler comedy without Adam Sandler, which is kind of like getting a root canal without the dentist.
January 9, 2006
An Adam Sandler movie without Adam Sandler, it turns out, is not necessarily an improvement.
January 9, 2006
Even silly fun needs serious talent behind it.
January 9, 2006
The kind of laid-back goofball comedy custom-designed to chase away any self-respecting respectable person and play to the good-natured slackers out there in the dark. If you're among the latter, you've found a home. If you're not, you have been warned.
January 9, 2006
While '06 is still young, chances are, 12 months from now, Grandma's Boy will rank as one of the year's worst comedies. Munich offers more laughs.
January 9, 2006
It's a one-line pitch in search of an actual script. And, given how difficult it is to sell a screenplay to a studio, much less get it made, it's really sad to see something this lazy and meager actually work its way through the system.
January 9, 2006
No one here has the slightest idea what being elderly actually means or that old folks may once have been (and may still be) far hipper than the young men and women looking at them with fond incomprehension.
January 9, 2006
Grandma's Boy combines pot-smoking, big breasts, African bushmen, octogenarians, video-gaming techno-geeks--and one inappropriate masturbation scene--in one feel-good movie perfect for teenage boys. If they can get in, that is.
January 9, 2006
The film's [directorial] crudity is ultimately an unbearable drag on its joviality.
January 9, 2006
Nicholaus Goossen, another Sandler protg, makes an inauspicious directing debut with this limp collection of clichs larded with product plugs.
January 8, 2006
I won't even bore you with the horrendous way this project was shot, cut, or scrawled with crayon onto a roll of toilet paper. This thing makes the Police Academy movies look like the collected works of Billy Wilder.
January 8, 2006
Goossen misuses recognizable names for dubious cameos and pushes eccentric side characters to uncomfortable parody.
January 8, 2006
Grandma's Boy is so bad that Sandler couldn't even be bothered to make his usual cameo appearance this time around.
January 8, 2006
This is one of those movies where you stay rooted in your seat just to see how bad it can really get. And every time you think it has hit the bottom, the filmmakers find a passage taking them lower.
January 7, 2006
A brain-dead piece of slacker swill, worse than the worst Sandler, Schneider or Spade movie ever made.
January 7, 2006
What are acclaimed veteran actresses Doris Roberts, Shirley Jones and Shirley Knight doing in a movie like Grandma's Boy? They deserve better.
January 7, 2006
It's funny but so lowbrow you'll actually feel your brain cells dying.
January 7, 2006
Earns a few very big laughs along the way, but it is all in the service of an overall empty package.
January 7, 2006
Everybody else, however, should stay far, far away. That is, unless you want to bear witness to the excruciating cast of characters that includes a kung-fu monkey and a guy who talks like a robot whenever he gets nervous. Yes, it's that bad.
January 7, 2006
The real shame of Grandma's Boy isn't the juvenile humor, it's that there's a lot of solid humor potential here, and it's just not realized.
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