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WAR WITH GRANDPA, THE
- 1h 34m
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In this star-studded comedy for the whole family, young Peter (Oakes Fegley) is not too pleased when his mom (Uma Thurman) makes him give up his beloved bedroom to accommodate Grandpa (Robert De Niro). Desperate to get his room back, Peter decides to wage all-out war and devises all sorts of wild schemes to make Grandpa give up the room. However, Grandpa refuses to surrender easily and soon takes the fight back to his grandson.
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Critics Consensus: Fitfully funny but mostly misguided, The War with Grandpa will leave audiences with a handful of chuckles -- and a lot of questions about what this talented cast was thinking.
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Common Sense Says
Mischievous slapstick comedy has multigenerational appeal.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The War with Grandpa is a family comedy based on Robert Kimmel Smith's 1984 book about a resentful boy named Peter (Oakes Fegley) who pranks his grandfather (Robert De Niro) in hopes that he'll move out of his room. Eventually, Grandpa engages, and the two start a "war" that actually ends up creating a bond between them. If you can suspend your disbelief, it's funny enough, and it promotes the value that a relationship with grandparents can add to kids' lives. But Peter's tactics come off more mean-spirited on-screen than they did on the page. His "pranks" cause many accidents for Grandpa and his elderly friends, including electrocution and falls that in real life would cause broken bones, cracked skulls, or even death. A recurring joke involves Peter's older sister being caught kissing her boyfriend (though the actual kissing is never shown), and the older characters have a couple of jokes about drinking (and they spike their own drinks). Mild language includes "hell," "boobie," and "wiseass"; there's also some potty humor, a glimpse of a character's underwear, threats, and remarks about a bully punching a kid in the face.
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- Genre:Comedy, Family, Drama
- Release Date:October 9, 2020
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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