Bad Grandpa is one of the funniest movies to be in theaters since I can even remember. Jackass outdid themselves this time and outdid any movie or show they have done in the past. For the first time they had an actual story line they used consistently while still going around and making people’s jaws drop in disbelief.
Johnny Knoxville plays the role of a grandfather to a little boy named Billy. The whole movie takes place while Knoxville is driving Billy down south to be with his father since his mother was just put away in jail. On their journey they encounter many hilarious and outrageous adventures.
This movie was made in dedication of Ryan Dunn who was a cast member of the original Jackass and died in a car accident in 2011. The cast wanted to make sure they did him justice with humor and craziness, and they certainly did. Through trying to send Billy to his dad through the postal service to signing Billy up in a beauty pageant to leaving him to go to a male strip club, Knoxville had the performance of his life. Everyone in the audience was laughing nonstop during the entire movie.
The credits were amongst some of the funniest moments in this film. They showed the reactions to the by standers of Knoxville and Billy when they were told that they were being filmed for a Jackass movie. The bystanders had no idea and truly thought that the things these two were doing were actually legitimate. I’d give Bad Grandpa two thumbs up.
Bad Grandpa is rated R and is showing in Cinemark Cinema 5 in the Carnation Mall Wednesday evening at 4:30, 7:10, and 10:05.
By Stephanie Treubig