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Film Review - Bad Grandpa


After the release of three hugely successful “Jackass” movies, it’s time for the bruised and battered boys to rest their weary bones for a spell. Picking up the franchise slack is “Bad Grandpa,” a spin-off feature highlighting the antics of Irving Zisman, a senior citizen character portrayed by Johnny Knoxville. Stripped of anarchic monkey business, the “Jackass” team has cooked up a new direction for the brand name, mixing a scripted story with “Candid Camera” style segments that allow for a display of their wince-inducing sense of humor without the burden of artificial male bonding. “Bad Grandpa” is certainly crude, but it’s also riotously funny at times, with a bizarre calmness about it that’s immensely appealing, toning down the cruelty to play some old-fashioned pranks on a semi-suspecting public. Read the rest at


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