REVIEW: Dirty Grandpa is offensive to pretty much everyone, with just a handful of laughs

17:00 03 February 2016

Robert De Niro and Zac Efron in Dirty Grandpa

Robert De Niro and Zac Efron in Dirty Grandpa

Archant

Whether or not you’ll genuinely enjoy Dirty Grandpa depends greatly on your tolerance of penis jokes, offensive humour and cringeworthy scenes.

Zac Efron and Robert De Niro join forces as grandson and grandpa - together they go on a “last ditch redemption road trip” of youthful rediscovery in aid of sex-hungry De Niro who says farewell to his late wife of 40 years.

The predictable story provides only a handful of laugh out loud moments, and about half way into it you’ll be left wondering whether Deniro has just committed career suicide.

In a similar vein to The Inbetweeners series and The Hangover, there’s no shortage of set pieces. But at times its just too much; watching Efron in jail being asked if he wants to be raped (by the man next door with a mental age of seven) following an unfortunate post-drug encounter with a small child on the beach - that’s one of those moments.

And as for De Niro’s randy old man character, by the time you leave the cinema you’ll have seen far too much of him ...

5/10

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Wisbech Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Wisbech Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Wisbech Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

12 minutes ago

Community libraries around Cambridgeshire have received a big boost from online retail giant, Amazon.

58 minutes ago

I am not surprised that Fenland District Council rejected the petition to dump the £40 bin charge.

Your report regarding the Shropshires’ intention to move part of their business to Poland rang bells with me and it also resonated with my concerns for the post-Brexit future of the Soham area.

Yesterday, 17:07

A man who killed two men in a collision near Littleport has been jailed for five years.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up