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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Slightly less offensive Jackass movie with more heart.

Movie R 2013 92 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 15+

An hilarious prank film filled with sexual comments and profanity mature fun for older teens and adults.

Violence (2/5) — While, there a way less dangerous stunts or violence than the "Jackass" movies that is based on. It still has some. And it also has arguing and pyshcial fighting: including unsupecting bystanders getting angered during an hidden-camera segment. An Motorbike gang wants to be up an old man but they are all on the joke. Language (4/5) — somewhat frequent uses of: "f**k" (which is used 13 times), "s**t", and "poon-tang". Under 5 uses of "d**k", "c***blocker", "n****" (by an black unsupecting bystander), "hell", "damn", "pu**y", "b**ch", "sl*t", "h**ker", "c**el-t**", "a**", "a**hole", "bastard", "j***off", and "f*g". Also gross-out humor including fake poop splatter on the wall of a cafe as an prank. Sex/Nudity (3/5) — An old man's (fake) penis gets caught in a vending machine to get shocked unsupecting reactions (Graphic). Strong sexual innuendo when an old man tries to get women (such as intercourse, erections etc.). Other references include: h***jobs, m****bation, and o*** s**. Other nudity includes: an old man mooning at an other person while he's driving (credits). An fish with an large prosthetic penis. And an old man with prolonged prosthetic testicles. Also an old woman is seen squirting milk out of her boobs (fake but somewhat graphic). Substance Use (4/5) — the main character is drunk all the time. And even has hangovers. An grandson drinks to get shocked reactions from the public. My Rating: R for dangerous/crude pranks, strong crude sexual content including terms, nudity, language throughout, and alcohol use.
age 15+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (24 ):

It's interesting the way the filmmakers took several hidden camera-style pranks and stunts and incorporated them into the loose framework of a fairly entertaining road movie. The pranks are far from seamless, and it's often easy to guess how they were done. And for the first half of the movie, the humor relies mostly on the shock of seeing an old man (Knoxville in makeup) and a child (Jackson Nicoll) involved in such rude behavior. But after a time, the characters start to bond with one another and form a genuinely likeable team. There are even some tears at the climax when they initially part. And while most of the jokes are just throwaways based on sex or alcohol, the movie saves its biggest inspiration for the climax: the child beauty show. It reveals and then destroys the fine line between Billy's stripper-like dance and the quasi-sexualized children at these creepy pageants. It's a bit of Borat-worthy satire.

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