I enjoy watching movies, more so when it’s a title I’ve never heard of and turns out to be a hidden gem. But on some nights the prospect of sitting down to a three hour opus is just far too daunting. A guy needs a mental break every so often! Thankfully, the latest release from MTV Films and Paramount, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, fits the bill to a T!
Now fair warning: if you’re the type whose face scrunches up at the mere mention of crass humour then immediately stop reading this review and head straight for a classic rerun of Smith & Smith. For everyone else, be prepared for some serious laughs and cringe-worthy moments. A brief overview of the movie:
Jackass ringleader Johnny Knoxville reprises his role as 86-year-old Irving Zisman in the story of a crotchety old man unexpectedly saddled with the care of his 8-year-old grandson, Billy (Jackson Nicoll). The two generations of troublemakers soon develop a bond, as they hustle their way across the heartland of America pursuing hijinks and pulling pranks on unsuspecting, real-life people—all of whom had no idea they were starring in a hidden camera film and “one of the sharpest comedies of the year.”
The movie consists of a series of gags and sketches as Grandpa is given the task of returning his grandson to his estranged father. From getting intimate with a vending machine to crashing through a store window to running over signs, real people’s expressions and reactions are taped and added to the plot line. My favourite moment was when Grandpa enters Billy into a child beauty pageant by dressing him as a little girl. Anyone that has shaken their head at these pageants will smile at seeing the havoc Grandpa and Billy cause.
If you’ve been wanting to check out this title for yourself, you’re in luck! One lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader is going to win their own Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Blu-ray Combo Pack, a $40 value! To enter to win, just leave a blog comment about whether you’ve ever seen any of the Jackass movies.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is available on January 28, 2014 in an Unrated Edition Blu-Ray Combo Pack, with even more outrageous footage and a behind-the-scenes look at how the film was made. Pre-order your copy online today or grab it at your nearest movie retailar this Monday; just make sure the kids are asleep before you start watching!
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