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UHD Review Dirty Grandpa - UHD Review

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Sam Posten, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Sam Posten

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    Dirty Grandpa - UHD Review
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    Jason Kelly (Zak Efron) is tasked with bringing his recently widowed grandfather Dick Kelly (Robert De Niro) home to Florida. Jason is already uptight over his imminent nuptials to fiance Meredith (Julianne Hough) and work pressure from dad David (Dermot Mulroney), but reluctantly agrees. It becomes immediately clear that Dick isn't taking his mourning too badly, he's single and totally ready to mingle. What should be a quick drop off becomes a multi-day bender mixing Jason up against a friendly dealer Pam (Jason Mantzoukas), beefhead lacrosse bros, and other local weirdos. Dick becomes entwined with sexpot Lenore (Aubrey Plaza) while an old acquaintance, Shadia (Zoey Deutch), has Jason rethinking his life choices.

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  2. Robert Crawford

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    Sam,

    I feel sorry for you in having to review this title.;)
     
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  3. Sam Posten

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    I’ve had way worse, but this coulda been better!
     
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    Yeah, I agree. "DG" is a bad movie but it's not quite as terrible as its reputation indicates.

    De Niro actually shows more life than one would expect - he's stuck in awful situations, but he looks like he's enjoying himself.

    And Aubrey Plaza goes a long way to redeem her scenes.

    Is it a "D-" movie? Yup, but given that we all expected "F----", that's an improvement! :D
     
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    Never been a fan of De Niro and the title alone puts me off this film, plus the terrible reviews it received. I assume he made it for the money. The only film of his I have on disc is The Untouchables.
     
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    No Godfather II???
     
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    Or Raging Bull or GoodFellas or Taxi Driver or Casino or The King Of Comedy or Cop Land or...
     
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    Yeah, same here. Untouchables is it.

    I've seen Taxi Driver, Once Upon A Time in America, Godfather II, Goodfellas, Casino, Deer Hunter, etc. and he's mostly a one trick pony. I know lots (most?) of people think he's among the greatest but he's one of my least favorite pre-eminent actors of the last 40+ years.
     
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    That's a common assumption, and a logical one, but like I alluded above, he really seems to be enjoying himself in this one.

    Maybe he thought it'd be a fun little movie?
     
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    What was the one that scored worse at age 60?
     
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    You have to believe that out there, somewhere, the studio just knows there is a group of people thinking, "You know, I'd really love to upgrade to 4K, but there just aren't really any need-to-own titles yet in that format. If only they'd release more films like Dirty Grandpa and National Lampoon's Van Wilder in 4K, then I could justify making the investment in this new format."
     
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    huh, I never even heard of that one!
     

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