DIRTY GRANDPA REVIEWED
“Dirty Grandpa” is a surface level R-rated comedy. The kind of fare that used to populate the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. The years before the Tumblr/Social Justice generation cured all things problematic and freed the planet from ever having fun again. For those that missed the film arriving in the Winter dumping ground, we’ll play catch-up. De Niro is an old man that is trying to overcome the death of his wife, while Zac Efron plays put-upon grandson trying to make sense of his life. They go on a road trip to find slutty college girls and get hammered. Naturally, they end up in Florida.
I’ve been thinking a great deal about how films get approached and what the Internet seems to deem to be cultural standards for quality. While checking out the film again on Blu-Ray, I started to realize something rather deep on the matter. That being Zoey Deutch looks so much like her mother circa “All the Right Moves” and that’s just ruining me. Between that and my constant wondering of when Elle Fanning was of age during “The Neon Demon”, I’m starting to realize that I don’t care anymore. I love all sorts of films and I find the desire to appeal to certain online sects to be beneath me as a person.
Now that the mini-therapy session is over, what can you expect? Well, you’re going to get nudity, but not always from the people you want to see. The humor is perfectly fine and everyone plays off each other. The downside is that so much of the plot feels like it’s aping similar films that perfected the formula long before this film was a glimmer in a Blacklist writer’s eye. Check it out, but answer me this question. I’m on a Cinderella style quest to find a chick that can fit the Size 6 H&M bikini top from the top image. How big of a chick am I looking at to fit said top? I’m not Buffalo Bill, so I’m pretty terrible at guessing that sort of thing. Hit me up on the socials if you have that information and we’ll work out some prizing.
- Blu-Ray exclusive Gag Reel
- Blu-Ray exclusives featurettes
A/V QUALITY STATS
- 2.40:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio tracl
RELEASE DATE: 5/17/16
The Plot Thus Far
Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a lecherous former Army Lieutenant-Colonel, to Florida for spring break.