2013 / Director. Jeff Tremaine.
BAD GRANDPA is a big fat wad of hilarity. I am a self-confessed JACKASS fan and puerile humour definitely floats my boat. Unlike the other JACKASS films, BAD GRANDPA adopts an actual narrative and tells the story of 80 year old Irvine (staple character from the previous films) who is travelling across America to deliver his grandson to his loser father. Along the way they catch unsuspecting victims with hysterical pranks and mishaps. In true JACKASS style these moments are caught with hidden cameras and the reactions are genuine. The style is exactly like BORAT and BRUNO and it's a refreshing change from the regular JACKASS format. Johnny Knoxville is at his brattish best but it's his 8 year old co-star who steals the show. Seriously, where is this kid's Oscar nomination? What a brilliant, brilliant little actor. This kid is on fire. His ability to ad-lib and keep a straight face while confronting grown adults with elaborate pranks is astonishing. His knack for delivering believable lines and responding to questions with intelligent answers blew me away. So if you're looking for a night of sophisticated champagne comedy then look elsewhere. BAD GRANDPA delivers the juvenile, thigh-slapping toilet humour in bucket loads. Great fun!!