Arts & Entertainment

The War With Grandpa

In this day and age we’ve all come across a spoiled millennial who simply has to have everything go their own way. This star studded, child friendly comedy explores this notion as Peter (Oakes Fegley) goes to war with his grandpa Ed (Robert De Niro) after the later is forced to move into the youngster’s room.

After accidentally stealing from a grocery store when he can’t get the self serve checkouts to work Ed is forced by his daughter Sally (Uma Thurman) to move in with her family so that she can look after him. However, in doing so Ed must move into his grandson Peter’s bedroom, relegating the sixth grader to the attic much to his disdain. From here a war of pranks begins and escalates over time, ultimately roping in the rest of the family and Ed’s elderly friends (played by Christopher Walken, Cheech Marin and Jane Seymour).

The plot of The War With Grandpa is absurd and the cast are coasting along, but there are still a few laugh out loud moments and many smaller chuckles to be had.

So long as you head into this one expecting a silly kids comedy you will be satisfied, but it hurts a little to see such a great cast saddled with such a lacklustre plot.

★★

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