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|Originaltitel:||Jackass presents: Bad Grandpa|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 92 Min|
|FSK:||From 12 years|
For fans of the "Jackass" series and movies he is an old acquaintance: Irvin Zisman, that disrespectful pensioner, who shocked so many innocent passers-by with his always politically incorrect and obscene behavior and made his audience laugh heartily. Now "Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville can slip into his parade role again as Irvin Zisman. Together with Jeff Tremaine, the director of the three "Jackass" movies, and producer/screenwriter Spike Jonze, Knoxville sends the lusty newt in the best "Borat" manner on a journey across the USA, on which he of course again makes a lot of macabre, shameless and sometimes disgusting jokes with his fellow countrymen.
he receives support from his eight-year-old grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll). After his crackhead mother goes to jail, 86 year old Irvin is supposed to take the boy to his useless father - even though Irvin would rather spend his time in strip clubs or fishing. The two go on a very special road trip on which trapped genitals, the deceased Mrs. Zisman, shoplifting or even a beauty contest for little girls will play a big role.
"Jackass: Bad Grandpa" is a mixture of scenes staged according to the script and moments captured with a hidden camera. Although these don't always seem 100% authentic, they undoubtedly have the greatest entertainment value. Although Knoxville and Co. always shoot beyond the limits of good taste here, they remain much more brave than with "Jackass". Certainly, pinched genitals, diarrhea caused by spraying, Irvin's visit to a club where some male strippers are making the ladies happy or the funeral service for his wife are not exactly what one would generally call sophisticated entertainment. But despite a high foreign shame factor, which prevails in such moments, real disgust is very limited - and you wouldn't necessarily have expected that from the "Jackass"-Team.
No question, who already knows and loves Irvin Zisman, will have a lot to laugh about in this movie, too. But unfortunately Jeff Tremaine too often leaves the opportunity to comment a little bit more bitingly on his countrymen's whims unused. Only in a truly unspeakable children's beauty contest does a little of what the film could have become shine through: a disrespectful, biting satire on the American way of life, in which the laughter is almost painful. But that's "Jackass: Bad Grandpa" is an entertaining comedy for fans in the style of "Borat", which could have taken a few more good laughs and a little less flat gags. For Irvin Zisman fans and riot-renter nevertheless quite worth seeing!
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