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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

4th film based on the Jackass television show. Starring Johnny Knoxville. Released in 2013.

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Older doesn't mean wiser, but it does mean funnier

  • Dec 6, 2013
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I've never been a fan of the Jackass series.  An obnoxious MTV comedy about guys who hurt themselves on camera falling off stairs, getting hit with feces and other nonsense.  It had a couple of movies spawn after this that I also had no interest in but for whatever reason when this newest entry into the Jackass franchise came out, I had an interest in seeing it.

Johnny Knoxville stars as an 80 something old coot who is often up to no good with raunchy goings on whose wife just died and during the wake is told that he needs to take his small grandson to the East Coast to live with his scumbag dad who makes no bones about using the tyke mainly as a cash mule to get money from the government.  While en route, the pair get into incidents with trying to bury the dead wife, panhandle for food, shoplift from grocery stores, poop they're pants and other nonsense all in front of real people (the people are real but informed afterword that it's all part of a movie so that the reactions are real for comedic effect) and I gotta admit it didn't take long for it to wear my cynicism down of what I was watching and get me to laugh and not all of the scenes are funny, but others are a laugh riot.  In the end, the movie even attempts some pathos by having the old codger go back and get the grandson back from the dad cause at the end of the day, he really does love him-well that and you gotta invade that Little Miss pageant and disguise the boy as a little pageant princess.

Bad Grandpa isn't high art or high drama but it is high comedy of the best low brow kind.  If you don't even crack a smile during this film, you have no soul no matter what your sense of humor.
Older doesn't mean wiser, but it does mean funnier

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Quick Tip by . November 17, 2013
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MTV's improv hidden comedy show turned movie focuses on a horny old coot who has to take his grandson across the country to stay with his deadbeat dad and along the way wackiness ensues. Stupid as it is, but even the stuffiest should get a laugh or three out of it.
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Born in Wausau Wisconsin. Move at an early age to Ventura California and lived for 8 years. Growing up in a big city landscape didn't prepare me for my next move: Archbold Ohio with a population of … more
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