Cinematic Releases: Bad Grandpa

Johnny Knoxville and his beloved production team of jack asses return with Bad Grandpa.

Knoxville and his merry band of idiots devise and succeed in their first attempt at a simple plot with the hilarious and totally offensive Bad Grandpa. Although its a definite rip off of Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat film, Bad Grandpa is a fresh take on the road trip genre that will keep fans of Jackass satisfied until they decide to make another movie about penis torture, farts and shopping cart stunts. Wait a second. This movie is about penis torture, farts and shopping cart stunts. Bad Grandpa is a fresh spin on what they've been doing for years and finally takes one of their abhorrent characters to the next level.

Let's face it. This humor is childish, utterly offensive and not something you'd be comfortable watching with your mom (unless she's one of those kinda girls). But that's the great thing about these movies. These guys don't have a care in the world other than pushing the limits of what audiences will laugh at.

In Bad Grandpa, we're offered up a steaming heap of poop jokes, dead body humor, sexual innuendo, child neglect, and a plot so thin you could cut it with a butter knife. Yet, this is exactly what Knoxville's crew is good at and they seem to be getting better with time. As much as I enjoyed the past Jackass movies, it was cool to see them try to do something outside the box with Bad Grandpa.

If you're looking to have a laugh out loud ninety minutes at the local cineplex, check out Bad Grandpa. It's not going to win any awards (unless there's some trophy for childish humor), but will definitely keep you amused with its take no prisoners plan of comedic attack. The Jackass team is on to something with this movie and I'm sure we'll  get a sequel to Bad Grandpa. The possibilities are endless.

-Review by Chris George