Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa ##VERIFIED##
In the few moments where he's left to prank people on his own, "Bad Grandpa" doesn't treat him like the clichéd potty mouthed kid out for shock value. Instead, he uses his childlike innocence to make the adults more uncomfortable than his grandpa's raunchier shenanigans ever could.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Parents need to know that Bad Grandpa is the latest comedy from Johnny Knoxville and the Jackass crew. Rather than unrelated stunts, this one has a loose story and characters upon which to hang its hidden-camera pranks. The overall tone is lighter, less offensive and with more heart, although parents should keep in mind that the level of vulgarity and sexual innuendo is still very high. There are a few "stunts," some arguing and fighting, and an old lady's supposed corpse that's dragged around throughout the movie. There are some sensitive, albeit fake rubber body parts shown and very strong, constant sexual innuendo (grandpa is forever trying and failing to pick up women). Language is strong and varied, but not constant; it includes "s--t," "f--k," and "p---y," as well as most other words. The eight year-old actor says some of these words and drinks beer in one scene ("Grandpa, I'm f--king wasted..."). Grandpa is shown drinking, and drunk, fairly often.
The 86-year-old Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) has just become a widower and is very happy to be free. His grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll) seems to be a nice kid who loves fishing. When Billy's mom is sent to prison for drugs, grandpa agrees to drive Billy from Nebraska to live with Billy's no-good, pot-smoking dad in North Carolina. While on their drive, grandpa and Billy get into all kinds of mischief, from creating disturbances in bingo parlors or convenience stores to running over plaster penguins. Billy often must find his grandpa after his drunken misadventures. Eventually they even enter a disguised Billy in a child beauty pageant. After their time together, grandpa realizes how much he loves Billy and decides to keep him.
Old dogs should not teach young pups new tricks. But that doesn't stop Johnny Knoxville. Playing the Jackass character Irving Zisman, an 86-year-old grandpa, Knoxville takes an 8-year-old (Jackson Nicoll) on a road trip with a hidden camera in tow. The pair then interacts with regular citizens with the goal of offending as many as possible.
Johnny Knoxville is centering his fourth feature released under the "Jackass" label around his hilariously gross grandpa character, Irving Zisman. "Bad Grandpa" will be the "Jackass" brand's first attempt at a narrative (kinda, sorta) -- but still including signature reactions from real, clueless bystanders. The film touts: "Real people. Real reactions. Real messed up." And from sneak peek in the trailer above, it is certainly all of those things. 041b061a72