Starring Johnny Knoxville, “Bad Grandpa” topped the box office in its opening weekend with $32.1 million.
The movie comes from the writers and producers of the famed franchise Jackass.
Johnny Knoxville stars as a grandfather who gets stuck with his 8-year-old grandson, Billy, and must travel from Nebraska to North Carolina to return Billy to his father.
During the road trip, the duo cause havoc in different cities by doing the unthinkable.
The movie exploits the use of hidden cameras in order to get real and honest expressions.
When the targets of the pranks caught in the situations do not know is that they are all being filmed by hidden cameras to capture their reactions.
Several of the people that are approached by Knoxville and his onscreen grandson appear to be awkward and have no idea how to respond when put in these situations.
Jackass movies can sometimes be difficult to watch because they are raunchy and can really make your stomach turn.
This particular movie didn’t have you cringing to the point where you couldn’t look anymore, but there were times where you couldn’t think it could get any worse, but it did.
The movie overall was entertaining to watch and did have you laughing out loud.
By the reaction of the movie crowd I was in, they seemed to be enjoying the movie and laughs filled the movie theater.
The audience really got into the movie by shouting “NO!” and “I can’t believe he just did that” or “Look at that person’s face!”
It’s certainly a movie that as you’re watching, you have the same reaction as the people involved on screen.
Sharon and Joel Lopez a couple who attended the showing of “Bad Grandpa” said, “It was funny! It was very crude but we never stopped laughing throughout the entire movie.”
Since the entire movie was filmed with hidden cameras, in the end credits the producers finally come out and announce that they are making a movie and everything they just witnessed was an act.
The reactions of all involved, realizing it was all fake, is almost just as funny as watching them witness the nonsense.
It was obvious how relieved everyone who was tricked in the film was when they found out it was a movie and were even more excited to meet the one and only Johnny Knoxville.
Knoxville did an excellent job portraying an 86-year-old man with no filter whatsoever.
Newcomer Jackson Nicoll who plays 8-year-old Billy was great in his roll and really had admirable comedic talent and made the movie even more fun to watch.
In my own opinion I did think it was funny but felt going in that it would be funnier.