This vulgar, unapologetically crude, and occasionally wholesome hidden-camera comedy turns a feature-length focus on the perverted 86-year-old Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville in heavy makeup), a recurring Jackass character since 2001, who is tasked with driving his 8-year-old grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll) cross-country to his deadbeat dad. Scripted on the fly by Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, and Spike Jonze, the film’s plot-driven interactions with common men and women—people unaware that they’re in a movie—dovetail as hooks on which to hang loony stunt work and demented, gross-out pranks from Irving and his young charge. Far from mean-spirited, Bad Grandpa shows a surprisingly genuine interplay between Knoxville and Nicoll, who remain totally committed to the bit even during their most bizarre experiments with unsuspecting strangers.

There’s nothing like seeing a Jackass movie in a theater with a crowd. But Bad Grandpa has HEART. No, seriously, it’s equal parts offensive and heartfelt and one of our all time faves.”Daniels

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