Ever watch a movie that you found yourself loving so much that you recommended it to everyone, only to then have those people hate on you for suggesting such an awful movie? I’ve been there. In fact, I’ve been there so much that I’ve decided to make a new segment out of it. For the first Movie That I Loved That Most Hate, why not pick the film that my Movies on Film co-writer, T.J. Mulligan, hates? That’s right, T.J., I’m talking about Grandma’s Boy.
By: Joshua “You would if you had robot ears” Richey
2006 was a fun time for me. I was in college; I was getting drunk on a nightly basis; and I had also become a fan of the natural substance known as marijuana. It was during this joyous time that I also discovered Nicholaus Goossen’s Grandma’s Boy. The following is a list of 10 reasons for why Grandma’s Boy is a fantastic movie. (This list initially had 1,300 reasons for why Grandma’s Boy is fantastic, but I narrowed it down to 10 just for you.)
10.) It’s about a video game tester.
Quick. List all the other movies that you’ve seen that were about a video game tester. Go ahead, I’ll wait…
…got nothing? Keep thinking. I’ve got all night.
…yeah, that’s what I thought.
9.) It gave us Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill may be in every other film these days, but before Grandma’s Boy, Jonah’s most noted role was in The 40 Year Old Virgin, where he was credited as “eBay Customer”. His performance as Barry in Grandma’s Boy likely had just as much to do with his breakout success as Return of the Killer Tomatoes had for George Clooney, but that fact is that it was one of his first films.
8.) Kevin Nealon
No explanation needed.
7.) This scene.
6.) Linda Cardellini’s rendition of “Push It Real Good”
5.) Nick Swardson
4.) “What does high score mean? New high score, is that bad?”
3.) It made me sexually attracted to Shirley Jones
2.) The Bathroom Scene
"I CAN’T STOP CUMMING!"
1.) JP (and his robot legs)
…I could keep going, but I think that I’ve made my case quite convincingly.