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Dirty Grandpa

MPAA Rating: R for crude sexual content throughout, graphic nudity, and for language and drug use.
Extremely Offensive
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1 hr. 42 min.
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USA Release:
January 22, 2016 (wide—2,912 theaters)
DVD: May 17, 2016
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how to live life—differences between the world’s view and a follower of Christ

marrying to get ahead in one’s career

LUST—What does the Bible say about it? Answer

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goodness and righteousness

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Featuring: Zac EfronJason Kelly
Robert De NiroDick Kelly
Julianne HoughMeredith Goldstein
Zoey Deutch … Shadia
Aubrey Plaza … Lenore
Eugenia Kuzmina … Cathy
Dermot MulroneyDavid Kelly
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Director: Dan Mazer—“Da Ali G Show”
Producer: Lionsgate
QED International
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Distributor: Lionsgate

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Jason Kelly (Zac Efron), an uptight lawyer headed down the wrong path, is tricked by his rambunctious Grandpa, Dick (Robert De Niro), into taking an outrageous road trip. While his methods may be unconventional, Dick, a former Army general, is determined to teach him how to live life on his own terms.

Jason Kelly is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick, to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirty” Grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had.

This outlandish comedy also stars Julianne Hough, Aubrey Plaza, Dermot Mulroney and Adam Pally.​”

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Negative—First let me preface by saying I don’t rate vulgar movies/shows lightly. Example favorites include “Breaking Bad,” “The Departed,” “Narcos” and so on. I can appreciate movies and shows with a story and purpose. This movie has none of the above. It’s vulgar for vulgar sake. Seriously this movie is not all glorifying to God. Please trust me. It celebrates sin to the fullest, for no reason at all. Seriously this movie quenches the spirit.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: ½
—Danny, age 32 (USA)
Movie Critics

…fiasco… Robert De Niro hits rock-bottom opposite Zac Efron in this atrocious excuse for a comedy. …a brutally unfunny stab at ribald comedy…
—Nick Schager, Variety

…a heinously lazy comedy that can’t even find the energy to try to be funny, and so settles for offensive. …
—Chris Knight, National Post

…Hollywood depravity… features a grandfather corrupting his grandson with alcohol, vulgarity, promiscuity, theft, and dishonesty. BAD GRANDPA makes a very disturbing statement on how low a major American company is willing to go to appeal to fans of totally abhorrent and depraved humor. …
—Ted Baehr, Movieguide

…a genuine envelope-pusher. Its crudity is relentless. The subjects of its indifferently crafted and callously executed jokes include roofie-ing, crack smoking, child molestation, jailhouse rape, graphic depictions of p*nises in the shape of a swastika being displayed to a rabbi, and more. …
—Glenn Kenny for

…Makes “Bad Grandpa” seem subtle and sophisticated by comparison. …It can be definitively stated that “Dirty Grandpa” is utterly unfunny. Or, you could say it's as funny as child molestation, a subject which, incidentally, inspires one of its least tasteful gags. …
—Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

“Dirty Grandpa” is dirty, but not funny… “Dirty Grandpa” does have one distinction. It makes De Niro’s previous comedy low point “Meet the Fockers” look good by comparison. [1½/4]
—Peter Howell, Toronto Star Newspapers

…Tedious and painfully miscalculated…
—Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist

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