Grandma's Boy

January 6th, 2006


Grandma's Boy

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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

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

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!


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:  | Philippines: (cut)

Did You Know?

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.

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.

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.


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