Dirty Grandpa (Review)
Any movie with Zac Efron in is a must see for me. Click below to watch the trailer:
The movie begins somewhat abruptly with the family meeting up at someone's house to celebrate the life of Jason's (Zac Efron) grandmother. At the funeral the comedy starts immediately with Meredith (Julianne Hough) talking wedding details at the church service. I just wanted to scream at her to shut up.
Jason is tricked by his grandfather to go on a roadtrip together to where the couple used to vacation every year, to the horror of his fiancée. With just a week before his wedding, Jason takes his grandfather on the road trip of his uptight, straight-A student life. But it becomes horribly clear that the old guy is now an outrageous born-again bachelor who yearns to make it with bikini-clad women there on Daytona Beach for spring break.
It should have been abundantly clear straight away that this was the case after walking in on him doing a 'number 3' to porn.
De Niro’s ability to play comedy is always debatable, he is more relaxed than we’ve seen him in a while. He's racist, a bully, throw in some paedophile remarks and the movies set to offend most people.
My favourite scene, without a doubt, is when Jason does karaoke. It reminds me so much of High School Musical's opening scene so when an audience member screams 'Who are you?!' I wanted to shout back 'Troy Bolton!' I thought it was so cute and Zac really does have a great voice.
When Jason returns from the questionable road trip, he's changed. The lawyer is no longer so straight. It's a truly cringeworthy scene of a love song being sung between the pair from opposite ends of the room, while a slideshow of loving pictures plays in the background. Throw in some naked snaps and he questions life decisions by throwing a spanner in his seemingly perfect life. From their the conversation between the couple is through a number of people and it turns out life isn't so perfect but then who's is.
It was a fun film but I think most people will think that it's just TOO outrageous. I actually quite liked it but the people I went with didn't and I think a lot of people will unfortunately agree.