Rated R; Directed by Nicholaus Goossen; Starring Allen Covert, Doris Roberts, Linda Cardellini, Shirley Jones
Every once in a while a movie comes along that you don’t expect much from and end up enjoying the heck out of it. Well, “Grandma’s Boy” ain’t one of those films. There’s nothing enjoyable at all about this stinker of a movie.
Alex (Allen Covert) is a video game tester who, due to his roommate’s blowing all the rent money, is forced to move in with his grandmother, played by Doris Roberts. She shares her house with two other women (Shirley Jones and Shirley Knight – two good actresses stuck in this turkey). Merry hijinks are supposed to ensue.
There are lots of pot jokes, computer geeks as virgin jokes, and more pot jokes. Unfortunately, they’re all bad jokes. We even get the tired joke of the older women mistakenly consuming Alex’s “tea” and acting silly. It was painful to watch.
A bad plot, bad jokes, and bad acting add up to one bad movie. Save your money.