The War with Grandpa (2020)

The War with Grandpa (2020)

2020 PG 94 Minutes

Comedy | Family | Drama

Peter is thrilled that his Grandpa is coming to live with his family. That is, until Grandpa moves into Peter's room, forcing him upstairs into the creepy attic. And though he loves his Grandpa, he...

Overall Rating

5 / 10
Verdict: So-So

User Review

  • d_riptide


    4 / 10
    The fact that I even bothered to put up with “The War With Grandpa” for as long as I’ve managed proved to an extent how desperate I was for new content in the theater......but then again, can you blame me? With the possibility of theaters shutting down forever becoming more and more likely, I needed to get my fix in while I can and the end result from this movie was......this was watchable, at the very least and I have no shame in admitting that.

    Not a lot to recommend here; it's your standard, predictable comedy with a dash of feel-good family vibes. Robert is very charming and heartwarming in this role but I guess it comes natural with the role he’s playing, same with the other acting involved. Although it was hard not to be under the impression that almost everyone wasn’t phoning it in, especially Uma Thurman. The tone is mostly consistent with its subtext of comedy despite the uneven pacing, said comedy it uses range from recycled and unoriginal to surprisingly chuckle worthy, music was cliche, characters had some touching moments within the family dynamic and do I need to say more about the plot? If you don’t know how it’s going to happen, you, at least, know a certain scene is going to happen but at least it’s all completely harmless. It’s not demanding and the lack of an intellectual message outside of “War is good for absolutely nothing” is.....fine.

    If you’ve got 90 minutes to kill and you’re desperate for some content like I was, go right ahead.