Created January 21, 2016
Director: Dan Mazer
Starring: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza, and more.
Robert De Niro, one of Hollywood’s titans in the industry, known for some of the most memorable works we have ever seen like Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, and many many more. Now comes De Niro in a role many may have never seen him in before. He appears to us as one of the raunchiest, most inappropriate, dirtiest grandpas we have ever come to see in the flesh (sorry to your grandpa Lenny, De Niro takes the cake this time around). So with that, prepare yourself for what is quite possibly the dirtiest form of a grandpa you can get with the new movie from De Niro and Efron, Dirty Grandpa.
Dirty Grandpa follows the Kelly family directly after the death of Dick Kelly’s wife. As the family mourns for the loss of such a prominent member of the family, all eyes turn to Dick (Robert De Niro) as they are worried that in his old age he may take the death horribly. After the funeral, the family is in talks in getting Dick into better spirits and they set up a trip to Boca. However, Dick is set on being driven down to Boca by his grandson, lawyer and soon-to-be-married Jason Kelly (Zac Efron). After some convincing, Jason agrees to drive his grieving grandfather to Boca for what seems to be a harmless and innocent trip and right afterwards he would go on to wed his wife, Meredith (Julianne Hough). Little does Jason know, as all the family goes away and the following day when Jason goes to pick up Dick, right away he experiences his grandfathers very inappropriate and vulgar attitude which leads to a trip that involves EVERYTHING except a calm trip to Boca.
So comedies are a sensitive subject to the general population and especially in this day and age, you have to watch what is said because EVERYONE is suddenly so sensitive. Well, to start this section off, I will genuinely say that if you do not appreciate vulgar R-Rated comedies, do not see this movie. On another note, I thought this movie was absolutely hilarious. Dirty Grandpa presents Robert De Niro in a way mostly never seen before. He rips out insults and jokes like he is a freshly turned 21-year-old in a 72-year-old body. Zac presents himself as a very uptight and by-the-book lawyer that has a free-spirited past that he has since lost due to the strictness of his father yet as soon as that uptight side is broken, this film is a wild ride as the two tear apart the beaches of Florida. This movie is purely a joke film, the story is forced in for the sake of film but it still works, kind of. Nonetheless, if you want to watch a very vulgar comedy and want to watch a 72-year-old like never seen before, this is the comedy to watch to start off your year. Raunchy inappropriateness at its finest.