Jason (Zac Efron) is a young corporate lawyer who is scheduled to marry next week with her demanding fiancee Meredith (Julianne Hough). However, his grandmother died and his grandpa (Robert De Niro) asks him if he could drive them to Florida and have a little bonding together. Soon, Jason quickly learns that his grandfather has different intentions for this trip: to do drugs, get back in shape and screw a college girl.
Dirty Grandpa has a really interesting premise. It has an utmost intention to bring in a vulgar and raunchy comedy. However, things came out pretty disappointing as the script is lazily written and there isn't much firepower to back it up. Still, there are some funny scenes but most are forced and couldn't quite to get the rhythm it needed to be an enjoyable flick.
Robert De Niro may have given enough effort to sustain energy throughout the film. He successfully delivers the meaning of the title and be a dirty grandpa with his performance. However, Zac Efron couldn't catch up and feels a bit lost in his role. Aubrey Plaza added goofiness and led the supporting cast, and Zoey Deutch is simply stunning in every frame.
Overall, Dirty Grandpa fell short in bringing in a decent R-comedy film. You've got to know that it's going to be bad after they rolled in the disastrous photo-shopped pictures at the start of the film.
Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 4 out of 10 stars
Cast: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Aubrey Plaza
Directed by: Dan Mazer
Distributed by: Pioneer Films
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide