Grandma’s Boy falls into the category of ‘movies I thought sounded incredibly stupid until I watched them’. Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle also falls in that category. A stoner comedy about a video game nerd who lives with his grandma? Produced by Adam Sandler? Appparently I wasn’t the only one who felt this way, since this movie barely made its budget back but then made over 30 million in dvd sales. DVD SALES DO NOT LIE, PEOPLE.
My husband says that Grandma’s Boy has no real point until the last fifteen minutes, and I think that’s accurate: Alex is a a guy floating through life, being an accountant-turned-video-game-tester who likes to smoke pot. And then his roommate gets them evicted, and after accidentally trying to give his friends mom a pearl necklace, he’s forced to move in with his grandma and her two roommates. Potheads + wacky old ladies = hijinks abound! At the same time, a lovely young woman shows up at the video game company where Alex works to help get the current game back on schedule, attracting the attention of the creepy Neo-wannabe game creator.
There are some purposely extreme stereotypes in here: the wacky drug dealer is REALLY wacky and all of his pot has ridiculous names, the virgin who lives with his parents has a CAR BED, and the uber nerd with no social skills is…really, really, nerdy and sometimes talks like a robot.
If you’re still like, “Hmmm, no, i’m not sure I want to watch this.” I present to you, Linda Cardellini doing ‘Push It’. Any serious actor who tries to lick their own boob for the sake of comedy deserves all of the awards.
Featuring a few people who you may sort of recognize from small roles in Adam Sandler films: Jonathan Loughran, Peter Dante, and Allen Covert; plus a few cameos/small parts by comedians David Spade, Kevin Nealon, Rob Schneider, and Nick Swardson. Also starring Linda Cardellini (Freaks and Geeks, ER), Joel David Moore (Bones, Avatar), Shirley Jones (The Partridge Family), Shirley Knight (The Dutchman, As Good As It Gets), Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond, Remington Steele), and Jonah Hill (Superbad, 21 Jump Street).
Onto the menu! Your first option is to get stoned and raid your grandma’s fridge. Don’t burn your hands when you take everything out of the oven. Or, you can make some snacks:
Salt and Pepper tofu (lost Veganomicon recipe), if you eat it while trying to lick your boob, please send me the video.
Hemp seeds are expensive, so instead of some pricey hippie joke, try this Dill WEED sandwich from, of course, The Vegan Stoner.
I couldn’t find a sprouted enchilada recipe, but of course, there are tofu cakes. Shots of wheat grass, if you want to be sober AND vomit, are optional.
Ice cream sandwiches, hold the lettuce.
Serve everything with a big mug of tea, that you did NOT find in the room where your pothead grandson is staying.