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Grandma's Boy

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Plot

A 35 year old video game tester has to move in with his grandma and her two old lady roommates.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.9/10 (37,107 voted)

Critic's Score: 33/100

Director:
Nicholaus Goossen

Stars: Allen Covert, Linda Cardellini, Shirley Jones

Storyline
When his roommate spends the rent money on Filipino hookers. Alex, a 35 year video game tester has to find a new place to live. After a "encounter" with his friends mom, Alex is forced to move in with his grandmother. Trying to save face with his younger co-workers, Alex says that he is living "with three hot babes" (meaning his grandmother and her two roommates).

Writers: Barry Wernick, Allen Covert

Cast:

Linda Cardellini

Samantha


Allen Covert

Alex


Peter Dante

Dante


Shirley Jones

Grace


Shirley Knight

Bea


Joel David Moore

J.P.


Kevin Nealon

Mr. Cheezle


Doris Roberts

Grandma Lilly


Nick Swardson

Jeff


Jonah Hill

Barry


Kelvin Yu

Kane


Chuck Church

Dan


Scott Halberstadt

Bobby, Co-Worker #1


Heidi Hawking

Milk Maid


Shana Hiatt

Pamela Mills

Taglines:
Sex. Drugs. Nakedness. Rude language… And proud of it!



Details

Official Website:
Cinema Blend [Joshua Tyler] |
Twentieth Century Fox [United States] |

Release Date: 6 January 2006

Filming Locations: Los Angeles Center Studios – 450 S. Bixel Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $3,009,341
(USA)
(8 January 2006)

Gross: $6,088,249
(USA)
(19 February 2006)



Technical Specs

Runtime:


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Philippines:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

When Alex tells Jeff to "Shut up" when he spends the night at his house, it was to keep him from ad-libbing even further about his sweet car bed.

Goofs:

Incorrectly regarded as goofs:
When Alex's grandma first takes him to his room, Alex puts his bag with the X-Box in it on his bed. The scene then changes and the bag is now on top of the TV and Alex's laptop is on his bed instead. A deleted scene (found on the DVD) takes place between these events, where Alex is looking for the proper A/V inputs on the television and puts the X-Box on top of the TV.

Quotes:

Alex:
Don't slit your wrists, Kane. I'm here.



User Review

Don't trust the critics!

Rating: 9/10


First and foremost, I only gave this movie a 9 to out weigh all the 1s
that morons are giving it, I believe that it truly deserves about a
6.5-7.0 (currently it has a 5.5 with 87 votes). Look this is a funny
movie, it's not ground breaking and it is certainly low-brow but it's
actually quite enjoyable. The critics are trying to make it into the
worst movie of the new year, which is sad because, in my opinion, it's
as funny as anything that came out last year, including wedding
crashers (although wedding crashers, I'll admit is a better film). The
story relies on comedy to get by, the plot bobs and weaves, sometimes
awkwardly, in the name of telling a joke rather than flowing an
interesting plot line, that said, I enjoy the filmmaker's willingness
to disregard any attempt to make the story realistic or to make the
transitions genuine. The flow of the story seems as if it is
constructed in an alternate universe where random parties come together
with ease, while it may sound as if I'm being sarcastic I'm certainly
not, I believe that most movie transitions are simply labored and lame
attempts to get from point A to point B, they just jump almost directly
to what they want to do next in Grandma's Boy ala the first Wayne's
World, which keeps the movie from sagging. All and all, I believe this
is a great comedy, it's certainly not for those with high brow taste,
remember, critics typically like comedies like Sideways and Broken
Flowers, movies that, while entertaining, find it difficult to make a
young person laugh. If you liked There's Something About Mary and
previous Sandler films, with the exceptions of Spanglish and Punch
Drunk Love, you will enjoy Grandma's Boy.