Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a perverted former Army general, to Florida for spring break.
ActorsStarring: Zac Efron, Robert De Niro, Julianne Hough, Aubrey Plaza, Dermot Mulroney, Zoey Deutch, Adam Pally, Jason Mantzoukas, Mo Collins, Henry Zebrowski, Dennise Renae Larson, Brandon Smith, Deena Dill, Eugenia Kuzmina, Joshua Mikel, Catherine Dyer, Roylance Williams, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Amy Parrish, Nicole Davis, Heather Schell, Jessica Yoshimura, Jake Picking, John Archer Lundgren, Nelson Bonilla, Walter Hendrix III, Eric Goins, Lane Carlock, Heath Estep, Bradley Bowen, Deanne Black, Michael H. Cole, William Willet, Ashley D. Merritt, Chandler Darby, Natalia Nova, Quentin Plair, Frank Francisco, Matt Cornwell, Kristen Bryant, Maria Diavolitsis, Richard Pis
There were no surprises here. A road movie with a not very unique storyline. Straight up young guy whisked off by his recently widowed grandfather to have days and nights of debauchery in Florida. Of course this is all a rouse by clever Grandpa to encourage the young ‘un to follow his dream and not live his life to please others. From The Graduate to The Hangover and many more in between we have seen it all before and the critics have absolutely panned this movie. It’s rude, downright crude but that shouldn’t come as a surprise if you’ve seen the trailers. The humour at times is homophobic which never sits well. I was a little confused after De Niro makes several inappropriate references and then when his ‘victim’ is attacked by bullies DeNiro defends him and makes the bully apologise with a little speech about how he’s from another time when this kind of humour was acceptable. Writers back tracking or Grandpa being played ironically? All that being said I did laugh out loud several times. I suspect that some of the younger critics disgust with this movie might be about older people being horny…ewww. We know, of course, that sex was invented by the young and to imagine that anyone over 40 indulges is pretty gross. It was in my day too. Ahh..the things we learn. I wasn’t offended by the language or sexual references but what is it lately with vaginas? It seems like every movie I see lately mentions vaginas..it’s like they’ve just discovered the word or maybe a censorship committee somewhere has just deemed it acceptable for mainstream films so directors feel obliged to pop one in, so to speak. Dirty, dirty film, but a few laughs and I can forgive De Niro a lot.