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He’s been a RAGING BULL. Played a TAXI DRIVER. And now Bobby De Niro tackles his toughest role yet – as our nation’s DIRTY GRANDPA. Let’s just say he’s more of a cantankerous rascal than your average loveable, endearing grandpa. Watch as the 72-year-old tries to bag a 31-year-old (Aubrey Plaza). Something tells me my feminism is gonna be in for a wild ride with this one.
Confession: I giggled when De Niro goosed Efron with the golf club. Did you? Am I all alone? It’s so cold out here! Mommy???!
Here’s the official synopsis:
Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirty” Grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had.
DIRTY GRANDPA opens on January 22.