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Grandma's Boy Review

Movies.com Critics

4.0

Dave White Profile

… funnier than Munich. Read full review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    33

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 12

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    This is one of those movies where you stay rooted in your seat just to see how bad it can really get.

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  • 25

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    Does a very thorough job of reducing every recognizable member of the cast to probable career lows.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    The film doesn't have much in the way of genuine laughs despite a plethora of attempted gags, but it does have a geniality that makes it hard to entirely dislike.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

Absolutely dreadful and offensive comedy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie glorifies drugs and prostitution, as well as immature, antisocial behavior. Characters frequently talk about sex and hookers. In one scene, the main character masturbates to orgasm in front of a Laura Craft doll and is caught by another character's mother. In another, a guy sucks on the breast of a half-naked woman for hours. There is also a big party where everyone, including the grandmother, gets drunk. Some characters are portrayed in an ethnically-insensitive manner.

  • Families can talk about raunchy comedies. What's appealing about them?
  • How does this kind of humor affect how kids think about dating, sex,work, and drugs? How would they handle these situations in real life?
  • What's the difference between the way Alex exaggerates to impress hisfriends and the way he is in his relationship with Samantha?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Most women in the movie are treated as sex objects, though one of the main characters is a strong woman. Drugs are used openly.

  • rolemodels true0

    Role models: There's no one here you want your child to emulate.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: All violence is in the video games the characters create.

  • sex false4

    Sex: A lot of talk of "getting laid," a guy fondles and kisses a woman's bare breast, explicit discussion of sexual positions.

  • language false4

    Language: Explicit discussions about sex, "gay" is used as a derogatory word, the "p" word is used to refer to an elderly woman's vagina.

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Ten different brands are displayed prominently in the movie.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false4

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Constant pot smoking and frequent drinking.

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