Issue 57_November

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12 FILM Issue 57 / 2013 IEW V RE BAD GRANDPA From the makers of Jackass, comes a film that will make you laugh out loud and regret you hadn't gone to the toilet beforehand When Bad Grandpa was released, the first thing I thought was 'it's going to be just another Jackass film'. Don't get me wrong, I quite like the Jackass films, however to me they're the kind of films you'd always put on in the background and not something you'd necessarily sit down to watch. So when I saw Bad Grandpa, I was pleasantly surprised. Admittedly, I expected just a run of real life sketches in the hope to get a reaction from the public around them, and, to a certain extent, that's what this film was. On the other hand, unlike the Jackass films, Bad Grandpa had a plot which played throughout the film. Without giving away too many spoilers, the plot is how a child (Billy) has to do stay with his Father (Chuck) due to the fact that his Mum (Kimmie) is going to jail for drugs, and the only person who can take him is his newly widowed Grandfather (Irving). The film follows what the pair get up to on the road trip. The trip is filled with pranks made to cause a shock reaction to the general public who perceive them. Irving is the perfect example of the kind of person you don't want coming into your place of work, however, it's quite interesting to see how ordinary people react in these bizarre situations. For example, there is one scene where Irving tries to post Billy off to his dad inside a box, the people at the post office just look really baffled and try to explain how you can't do that. The role of the Bad Grandpa is played by Johnny Knoxville, with son played by Jackson Nicholl. Knoxville is unsurprisingly perfect for this role, with his inability to embarrass and enough balls to do anything suggested. Nicholls is a less known actor but he is just as good if not better than Knoxville. For a child, he has impeccable comedic timing and being so young he is able to get away with almost anything he throws at the public. Although being made by the same people as Jackass, and despite having Jackass present at the start, this is definitely a standalone film. One of the best things about this film is the fact that it's not just a run of meaningless sketches as part of the story line you get to see a softer side to Irving at the end of the film and a little message is learned, which is quite refreshing coming from a film like this. Quick tip, make sure you stay past the credits as it is packed with hidden extras. More @

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