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Parents' Guide to

Grandma's Boy

By Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Absolutely dreadful and offensive comedy.

Movie R 2006 94 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 16+

Fantastic show for those that lived life before cell phones and those that still actually live life to the fullest

Not a fair rating at all. The movie is silly but gold. If you were one to leave your house and wander the streets til mom was worried, played video games with friends, smoked weed, and had any sort of sex life, then this is for you. The low CS rating is definitely from the "never got out to play" person(s). This is by far one of my top 5 comedies to fall off the chair laughing. Great show but not at all safe for under 16, maybe even 18...
age 17+

keep it away from your kids

This is one of my favorite movies ever. Sometimes after a long day of chasing my three kids i want pointless comedy. This movie makes me laugh so much,and im not any kind of gamer.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (13 ):

Just because this movie is a teenager's dream of sex, drugs, and video games doesn't mean teenagers should watch it. The movie wants the viewer to be in on the joke --- it's a hipster's idea of geekiness, where the geek gets the surgically-enhanced hot blonde at the party. The problem is that the joke is lame. Grandma's Boy throws every pop culture cliché at you: self-consciously politically-incorrect portrayals of ethnic characters and women, repeated reference to hookers, gory video games, karaoke, Matrix spoofs, work humor, pot humor, sex humor.

Aside from that, there's really not much plot. More than anything, this is another overly long Saturday Night Live sketch. The movie, much like the main character, drifts aimlessly from party to party, with a tacked-on happy ending and surprisingly sweet romance between Alex and Samantha (Freaks and Geeks' Linda Cardellini). Some of the party behavior seems true-to-life, like the drunken karaoke singing, but that's not enough of a reason to watch this movie -- especially with so many reasons not to. This movie is best viewed by adults.

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