I'll start this review by saying I've never really got all the humor of the Jackass crew. Well that's not true, I got a lot of the humor, but it was interrupted by cringe worthy bits that turned me off to them in general over the years. I really did try to like the first couple of Jackass movies, but they were more sporadic laughs and face palming, than comedy gold. This movie looked funny from the previews so I thought why not give the Jackass genre another shot. I couldn't of been more surprised. This movie had me laughing end to end, and only giving me time to breath <more>
in-between. The number of face palming instances I could count on my hand, which was the most surprising. There were two points in the movie that had me dying, and thinking genius, as I just shook my head reeling with laughter. I'm not the easiest person to get to laugh out loud, but this movie had me doing it regularly. A great watch, highly recommend.
i enjoyed it completely , thanks to all involved. A sterling performance from Jackson who seemed a bit surprised at some of the gags especially the airbag in the gas station and Johnny . It was like candid camera doing a roadtrip , but with balls. Especially to do some of the pranks in certain places-such as a bar full of bikers that look after children . Having said that, if things got a bit hairy, all Johnny would have to do is point at the cameras and pull his mask off. I suppose that if slapstick style comedy - including sharting up the wall in a restaurant- isn't your thing then you <more>
might not like it, but there's no harm in giving it a go - perhaps wait until it's in the stores. At the end , the outtakes/reveals show that it was pretty genuine but even if a few people were in on it, i don't care , i've not had such a good time watching anything in a long while & i watch a LOT .I'm sure Ryan would be proud.
I loved this movie!!! A lot of times when you see movie trailers they basically show ALL the funny parts...Not this one!!! Not only are the clips from the trailer HILARIOUS but the whole movie is so many more laughs and even bigger laughs to boot.This is the first movie "jackass" has done since Ryan Dunn's death and the only "spoiler" I'm commenting on is that at the very end of the movie during a touching "behind the scenes" moment it says "In Memory of Ryan Dunn". I grew up watching jackass and I've seen every one first in a movie <more>
theater.This movie was awesome,hilarious and to dedicate it to Ryan Dunn was basically the cherry on top of an amazing sundae.With all the "bs" this world has to offer and all the problems we deal with day to day a movie like this is just what we need to clear our minds and enjoy ourselves.With all that being said...Thank you jackass and all those involved for another gem.
Bad Grandpa is a film I certainly wasn't anticipating. Unlike a lot of people my age, I don't support Jackass, or enjoy any of their films. They just seem a little too over the top for my liking. But despite this, surprisingly, I adored Bad Grandpa! I'm going to keep this short and to the point. Johnny Knoxville is fantastic as Irving, an incredibly raunchy and hilarious 86 year old man. Thrown into real life prank situations, he steals the show, pranking people in some bizarre and incredible ways that I just couldn't stop laughing at! His grandson within the film, Billy, <more>
played by Jackson Nicoll, is awesome as well, managing to create some fantastic scenarios which will leave you in stitches. I'm really surprised that I didn't mind this child actor, as I normally have a problem against their type. Nicoll though, killed it as Billy. Despite the fact that a lot of these jokes presented are incredibly over the top, I really enjoyed the comedy here. It had me laughing the majority of the way through, and I honestly couldn't believe what they were doing in public. Jackass knows how to make pranks work, and here is easily their best work. I didn't have expectations for Bad Grandpa; none good at least. I was pleasantly surprised though! Whilst not nearly the best comedy released in 2013, this is surely the funniest. If you love pranks, or Jackass, or both, you'll adore this film!8.6/10
hidden camera footage about a 86 misbehaving old man returning his grandson to his father. (by wildcard432)
this was a great movie. its nice to see true reactions of people to insane behavior, and personally a little sad that the Jackass gang got so famous that we would never get to see another movie like Jackass 1, but with Knoxville all "Dunn" up like a old man gave him the chance to do it one more time.a lot of people this this is crude humor and penis jokes. and i wouldn't say jackass is know for their great scripts, but this is a stand up movie in itself. i had to keep reminding myself through out the movie that the kid knew that this was a movie and that they were playing a joke <more>
on all these people at the same time. they used many cameras and angels to capture everything and every reaction. and that kid should win an award, he sold it the whole movie.any one who voted this down has no sense of humor.rip Ryan.
Don't misunderstand me. The film still has plenty of shocking moments, and one would be disappointed if they were not around. What is surprising is the great chemistry between "grandpa" and his grandchild, particularly in the final part of the film. Yet, this has obviously been working from the very beginning, as we get to see grandpa let loose after his wife passes on.Soon, the odd couple are on their trip heading to Raleigh, and there are a few people to shock along the way. A few eyebrows will be raised as beer and some naughty remarks are exchanged. Of course, what would <more>
this movie be without a little "exposure" and some very good make up work? Unbelievable and unexpected, there is a story here, with some character development for the main characters, and even a moral to the story. There will be pleasant surprises along the way, particularly in the bikers' bar, when the child finds some unexpected support.Don't worry Knoxville is still using his candid camera approach for many of the scenes, continues to find ways to amuse himself and the audience goes along for the ride, enjoying inspirational moments that let you believe there is hope for just about everyone in this world, regardless of their crude behavior as long as there is a heart that beats strong and is able to feel real love.
Bad Grandpa is a hidden camera comedy movie, written and directed by the creators of Jackass: Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze and Jeff Tremaine. I always considered Jackass to be silly in an unfunny way, and I was never much of a fan of pranks in general, so I was immediately turned off by Bad Grandpa. Also, the second main actor in this movie is a child, and pranks with children are usually the cheapest and least funny ones, since authors know they can make the kid say/do anything and always get a reaction from adults. In short, this movie looked like another comedic failure to me, but <more>
amazingly it proved to be very funny and entertaining. The story is fairly simple: Irving Zisman Johnny Knoxville is an 86 years old man whose wife has just died, and that makes him very happy, since he's now free to pick up young women. Unfortunately, his joy is soon ruined, as his daughter leaves her son Irving's grandson Billy Jackson Nicoll with him because she's being sent to jail for drug use. Irving is supposed to take Billy to his father, and he accepts just to get rid of the kid, even if he doesn't like the kid's father and so, a quasi-road trip movie begins. The story isn't really that important, since this is a hidden camera movie, but it's nice to see that the writers didn't just dismiss the story for that reason and didn't make this movie a collection of unfunny and loosely connected sketches that are going nowhere like Grown ups 2 . Jackson Nicoll, who plays Billy, is one of the best child actors I've seen in a long time. He's extremely convincing and talented, and even if you don't like kids in general or in movies , you'll end up loving Billy. Knoxville is great as the ever-horny, foul mouthed old man, especially as he manages not to laugh at all of the sketches he put up and, in case some of you haven't realized this, he's completely shameless: for example, he agreed to pretend to have his penis stuck in a vending machine, among other things! There aren't any other relevant actors in the movie, but the people's reactions to the pranks are priceless. No "real" movie could have created such great comedy, because an actor's reactions are rarely so well enacted, spontaneous and sincere. Like, if someone tried to mail a child and the post office employees found that out, in a movie they would immediately call the police. In Bad Grandpa, after finding out just that, one of the two employees just stood there confused, while the other tried to explain politely that they "cannot mail a person". I loved the intentional? social criticism in the beauty pageant scene. Irving dresses Billy like a girl and enrolls him in a pageant for little girls, hoping to win the first prize that is $5000. While performing, Billy's dance song suddenly changes to "Cherry pie" by Warrant, he takes his clothes off and starts pole dancing in just panties, a bra and stockings. You can see all the other contestants' mothers staring shocked and in disbelief, as if what they were doing to their daughters was any better. or less embarrassing and degrading. In conclusion, I don't know why everybody seems to hate this movie: there are just a few fart jokes in it, everything they do is really funny, and there's even a story you can follow and characters you can learn to love. If you want to have fun and you haven't seen Bad Grandpa yet, do it, because you're guaranteed to laugh for the entire duration of the movie! Rating: 8/10
There are three stars in this film, the shining John Knoxville, the stellar fat kid and the bit actors that are American society. Knoxville has undoubted talent and shines throughout disguised as a senior citizen behaving badly as his libido flourishes entering widowhood. The fat kid being his screen grandson who seems to have inherited the granddad's on screen bravado and Knoxville's real world talent. A laugh out loud road movie that circles the underbelly of American society with its tongue and leaves you with a sweet lingering taste of other America on your palate. There is an <more>
insight in this comedy and this is that every American appears to be hanging around waiting to be in a movie. All the world is a stage but the USA appears to be a rolling film lot, waiting for the next crew to hit town with all the residents switching to bit part mode at any perceived opportunity. They may not be the brightest stars in this film but the ordinary people do shine and without them the other stars would not seem so bright. Yes its laugh out loud slapstick but the humanity and kindness of the real people give soul to a film that badly handled could have been exploitative and cruel. Go and enjoy it, no animals or Americans where harmed in the making of this film.
Go with it and you'll have a blast (by eddie_baggins)
Despite all its low brow humor and childish gags Bad Grandpa is by far one of the funniest and seriously ingenious comedies of the year and when watched with the right mindset will be a thoroughly enjoyable 90 minutes at the movies.Played by a worryingly good Johnny Knoxville Irving Zisman is the titular bad grandpa, a man set upon every women he sees and a man that finds himself in many a hilarious situation. Whether Irving is at a bingo center, diner or postal office Johnny Knoxville inhabits him wholly and completely that one forgets we are watching a pretend old man. It must be said also <more>
that some of the film's most quiet and funny moments come from Knoxville merely waltzing about town in full old man get up, waving and traipsing about his business as passer byes are none the wiser. Knoxville's strong inhabitation of Irving however would have been wasted if his grandson weren't such a mischievous delight as well.As played by child actor Jackson Nicholl Irving's grandson Billy is the perfect foil for the antics the film sets up and Nicholl displays a rare ability for a child to think on a whim and more than once he will have you laughing hysterically with his verbal comebacks or physical comedy A highlight being the trailer centerpiece and films ace up the sleeve beauty pageant routine . It's good to see Jackass stalwart and co-creator Jeff Tremaine handle both the situations and actors so well and one senses that this creation will set forward more projects under the similar vein of real life candid cameras mixed with a anchoring plot line.Obviously not for everyone and more likely to offended than not Bad Grandpa is still a must see for all comedy fans and even if Jackass is not your usual cup of lime juice Bad Grandpa offers up a welcome deviation from the usual Jackass presentations and a showpiece for just how funny Knoxville is when given the right material.4 knocked over penguins out of 5 For more movie reviews and opinions head over to - www.jordanandeddie.wordpress.com