Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a lecherous former Army Lieutenant Colonel, to Florida for Spring Break. Dick Kelly : Look I'm sorry, I don't know if I can do this. I haven't done it for a long time.
The Sydney Morning Herald
A couple of weeks ago I had the strangest dream. Now you just have to take my word for it that I had this dream, but honestly, I did. The question is WHY did I have this dream. So maybe the dream speaks to my critical desire to see De Niro go back to surprising his audiences with audacious performances. 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 penises in the shape of a swastika being displayed to a rabbi, and more. The sort of thing you might expect in a John Waters or Harmony Korine film. Only in a John Waters or Harmony Korine film the jokes might be funny, or pointed.
Common Sense says
Skip to Content. Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update. Amid all the raunchy stuff is the idea that generation gaps and other problems can be bridged with love and honesty. Also, marriage is serious business; don't enter it if you have any serious doubts.
Ed Robert De Niro is getting older. His daughter, Sally Uma Thurman , convinces him that it would be best if he moves in with her and her young family. Peter is so annoyed that he declares war on his grandpa. The rules of engagement are drawn up. It starts as a series of witty and comical pranks but soon escalates into total mayhem. Peter and his Grandpa must find a way to make peace with each other. Not only do they find peace, but they also end up closer than ever. The War with Grandpa shows some use of substances. For example, adults spike their own drinks with alcohol from a hip flask. The War with Grandpa is a silly slapstick comedy that will give children aged years a giggle.