Mark Kermode suffers Dirty Grandpa is how I’ve renamed “Mark Kermode reviews Dirty Grandpa“, but this looks to be such a bad movie that the reviewer appears to be sat in the psychologist’s office describing a harrowing experience as he begins, “I think the problem is…”
Mr Kermode made me PMSL because he looks like he’s going through therapy, sat sideways on to the microphone, retelling his cinema experience of watcing this travesty as Simon Mayo patietntly looks on, trying to find some words of reassurance, although it’s understandable that he’s struggling to do this when Robert De Niro is better known for great films like Goodfellas, although for my money, De Niro has been phoning it in for the last few years with films like Limitless, The Intern and Grudge Match.
Some people have bad cinema experiences when someone talks, or they use their phone, or they eat loudly…. but in the case of Dirty Grandpa, clearly the worst thing that can happen is that the film plays out from start to finish without interruption(!)
When I first heard about it, I thought it would be an interesting film title to see blaring out of cinema auditoriums as families with young children walk past, right up there with Sex Tape. The ‘plot’ is that right before his wedding, uptight Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is tricked into driving his grandfather – Dick Kelly (De Niro) – a perverted former Army general, to Florida for spring break.
Kermode and Mayo also bring into the conversation the films Movie 43 and Entourage. I’ve seen neither, but I get the impression neither are worth watching. But then I could see that from the trailers, anyway.
And there was me thinking the best moment from this week’s reviews would be from his look at CGI kids movie Capture The Flag, where he said it’s “for young viewers who just want some sort of moon-y spectacle” 😀
Check out Mark Kermode suffers Dirty Grandpa… I mean, Mark Kermode REVIEWS Dirty Grandpa. And also the Capture The Flag review below that. And then, below that, the rude Red Band trailer for Dirty Grandpa.
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