This week we watched and reviewed Dirty Grandpa. Half the reason I'm writing this post is simply to have something else out there in the world where a person could look something up about the movie other than the miles of sameness available online. In attempting to research this movie I found almost nothing.
After seeing the movie, I'm not surprised. It follows the adventures that occur after a recently widowed Grandfather (Robert DiNero) forces his Grandson (Zac Efron) to road trip after the death of his wife. The road trip off course includes many crazy situations that would never occur in real life. The supporting cast definitely helps the narrative and without them the movie would have been worse than it already is.
It's not that it's a bad movie. I've definitely seen worse. It just wasn't as funny as I wanted it to be. Most of the laugh out loud moments for me centered around Jason Mantzoukas's character Pam and his drug trade. That and the scene on the beach with a mostly naked Efron and an awful little kid.
Overall the movie is exactly what you expect it will be. People behaving badly, becoming intoxicate, arguing with each other, realizing something profound about themselves, and then making life changing decisions. You aren't going to love it but you likely won't hate it either. Teresa had some issues with Aubrey Plaza's character that she gets into during the episode as well.
Have a listen to the Dirty Grandpa episode. Do you have any embarrassing grandparent stories to share?