May 17, 2016

Dirty Grandpa | The Corny Movie Review by Navin

Dirty Grandpa
Now, don't ask me how but I knew the coupling of Zac Efron and De Niro was going to be epic. And boy, do I like it when I am proven right.

But that is as epic as Dirty Grandpa is. 

Shortly after Uncle Dick's (De Niro) wife dies after a long battle with cancer, he and his grandson undertake road-trip to Florida. And guess what? Grandpa isn't really the senile ol' sober man that everyone else thought he was. And the two unravel (pun intended) each other. 

There are so many under the belt jokes, salty limericks and crudely crass one-liners peppered through the movie that you will be forgiven if you think De Niro wasn't the star he was. It almost appears like a cruel joke to play on a career that illustrated but after movies like The Intern, I am beginning to think legends like De Niro are sometimes forced to take whatever that comes their way just to stay employed long after retirement. 
Zac Efron is just being Zac Efron. Somehow I didn't see either of them do a good job and I am pretty sure Dirty Grandpa won't be on their Wall of Fame reel. 

Would I recommend it? Dirty Grandpa isn't a movie you will pay a couple of hundred rupees to watch in a theater. Heck, it isn't even a movie you'll buy the DVD or download the torrent to watch. Maybe if you didn't have anything else to do and you've never watched movies where its characters have an epiphany over a road trip in your life, and if someone gifted you the DVD, then maybe, Dirty Grandpa would be the movie you'd watch. 
Dirty Grandpa is an older and less graceful version of the American Pie, The Hangover, Euro Trip or just about any other nonsensical teenage coming-of-age movie. It has neither the epicness of American Pie nor the freshness of Euro Trip nor the adventure of The Hangover.

My Rating: 1.5

What does the ratings mean?
0-4  : Not worth your presence in the same zip code as the TV/Theater.
5-7  : Err... the movie is pretty, but it's definitely missing something. A storyline, that is.
8-10: 'Drop-the-dishes, stop-the-sex, jaw-dropping, that-is-incredible' 2 hours of movie experience

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