THEY’RE HITTING THE ROAD. AND EVERYTHING ON IT.
After the death of his grandmother, Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) agrees to drive his granddad (Robert DeNiro) to Boca Raton, Florida… but learns that the old man is on a mission. Somewhere buried deep underneath layer after layer of unfunny, raunchy jokes and spring-break shenanigans lies a set-up that wants to be clever, but it’s far too little of that. There’s no reason to care for any of these silly, formulaic characters and it’s just sad to see De Niro stoop to this level. I don’t mind the filth, only the laziness.
2016-U.S. 102 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Dan Mazer. Cast: Robert De Niro (Richard “Dick” Kelly), Zac Efron (Jason Kelly), Zoey Deutch (Shadia), Aubrey Plaza, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Hough… Danny Glover.
Trivia: Jeff Bridges and Michael Douglas were allegedly considered for the lead.