We’re now little more than two weeks out from the release of Dan Mazer’s age-inappropriate comedy Dirty Grandpa, and the film’s marketing campaign has pumped out one final trailer to remind us that the movie actually exists.
Opening with the scene of Robert De Niro (Dick) grieving over his late wife, today’s sizzle reel kicks into gear when De Niro’s character decides to grab life by the short and curlies to fill his remaining years with booze, cigars and excess. Such a plan involves his soon-to-be-wed bachelor Jason Kelly (Zac Efron), who reluctantly agrees to take his impish old, old man to Daytona.
But Jason’s fiancé Julianne Hough’s is none to pleased that her husband-to-be is swanning off to spring break, and what follows sees Jason and Dick indulge in all manner of shenanigans. It’s by no means original, and even Dirty Grandpa‘s glib dialogue can’t mask its hollow story, though fans of Efron and indeed De Niro’s more unusual acting choices may find something of worth. Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch, Adam Pally and Dermot Mulroney complete the cast.
A road trip movie turned on its head, Efron and De Niro will indulge in the archetypal college lifestyle when Dirty Grandpa opens in theaters on January 22.
Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirty” Grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had.