“Dirty Grandpa” (Lionsgate)
By Catholic News Service
Sexploitation flick featuring Robert De Niro as a libido-driven, newly widowed former Special Forces officer who has taken to Florida by his grandson (Zac Efron) for a decorous visit to Boca Raton. They wind up instead at spring break in Daytona Beach where De Niro spends most of the movie chasing a potty-mouthed coed (Aubrey Plaza) who’s mistaken him for a professor.
Director Dan Mazer and screenwriter John M. Phillips take a “let er rip” approach to the crudest of references to sexual activity and any other body function that comes to mind. Their smorgasbord of smut’s most repellant offering is a sequence that attempts to mine laughs out of the suspected sexual abuse of a child.
Strong sexual content, including full male and female nudity and coarse banter, frequent drug use, pervasive rough and crude language.
The Catholic News Service classification is O — morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.