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MTV Films and Dickhouse Entertainment present a 93-minute, R-rated comedy direcetd by Jeff Tremaine and written by Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine with a theater release date of October 25, 2013.

The basic premise to this film is that 86-year-old Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville in heavy old age makeup) is taking his 8-year old grandson, Billy (Jackson Nicoll), from Nebraska to North Carolina so that he can live with his deadbeat father after his mom gets arrested for crack,

But the story is just a thin device to play inappropriate pranks on innocent bystanders for comedic amusement, in a similar vein to Sasha Baron Cohen's Borat or Bruno. A film like this is going to have its audience, and you really can't take this too seriously, and I don't think there is much I could say here to either make or break someone's decision to buy a ticket this weekend.

I think in reviewing a film like this, you can't compare it “quality cinema,” but instead judge it on a different set of critera. It's a movie that will appeal to your inner immature 13-year old, but does it succeed on that level? I would say it does, and I laughed harder here than I did in the aforementioned Borat or Bruno. Were all the funny parts in the trailer? No. I would say the best gags have not yet been revealed in the marketing, and I won't spoil them here either.

Ultimately, this is low brow and we all know it, but does it succeed at what it aims for? I'd say mostly yes. It's not perfect, but I can't lie. I laughed more here than I've laughed in quite awhile.  Reporting, I'm Brad Carnall

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Jon Patch

Graduated from Penn State University in 1983 and landed my first broadcasting job at the flagship station to SUN Radio Network in St. Petersburg, FL as a producer of talk radio. In 3 months advanced to a network producer, then on air as a national eventually local weather reporter for the Tampa Bay area. Held a position in management as a trainer to new hosts and producers and later Affiliate Relations Manager, eventually in 1990 started hosting, Talkin' Pets. Left SUN radio several years later and worked with USA Radio Networks for 1 year. I worked with Business TalkRadio & Lifestyle TalkRadio Networks for19 years under the title of V.P. Affiliate Relations and Programming, later worked with Genesis Communications until starting a new network ATRN.  Currently working with GAB Radio Network and with Josh Leng at Talk Media Network.  I am still hosting the largest and longest running pet radio and internet show in the country, Talkin' Pets, for the past 29 years... My one true passion in life is to help to educate the world through interviews with celebrities like Betty White, Tippi Hedren, Bob Barker, Linda Blair and others, authors, foundations and organizations like the ASPCA, LCA, HSUS, AHA, WSPA on the ways to make this world a better place for all animals and mankind whom all share this very fragile and mysterious planet called earth. This is the only home we have so we all need to learn how to share and maintain it so that life for us all continues and evolves forever... | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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