Most of us believe that great actors like Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken have played their part for Hollywood in their time. However, they prove us wrong and continue to impress us with their exceptional acting and performances. ‘The War with Grandpa,’ directed by Tim Hill, was released on 9th October by 101 Studios. The film is based on the 1984 book by the same name written by Robert Kimmel Smith.
AMERICAN COMEDY DRAMA
The War with Grandpa walks us through an American comedy of a grandpa and his relationship with grandson. Ed (played by Robert) is a recently widowed man who lives alone in the house he made himself. In an incident of stealing at the grocery store, Ed is visited by his daughter Sally Decker (played by Uma Thurman). Looking at her grandpa’s living conditions and situation, she wants Ed to move in with her and live with her family.
Despite denying many times to move out, Ed is prompted to live with her daughter. Sally gives her son Peter’s room to Ed, and Peter is then forced to live in the attic. Sally’s husband, Arthur Decker (played by Rob Riggle), and their two daughters Mia (played by Laura Marano) and Jenny (played by Poppy Gagnon), get along with Ed and enjoy spending time with him. On the other hand, Peter is enraged as he struggles to live in the attic and wants Ed to move out of their house.
WAR DECLARED ON GRANDPA
The challenges with living in the attic start to annoy Peter. He then decides to declare war on his grandpa Ed. He sends off an agreement with all the rules and details to Ed’s room. Looking at it as a fun activity, Ed accepts Peter’s war.
Peter starts the war by pranking Ed about his shaving cream and sabotaging his record player. Ed starts to realize that they really are at war and then comes back at Peter by making all the screws of Peter’s furniture loose. The war keeps ongoing with various pranks that make it fun to watch for the audience. The house members are not known about the war as per the rules.
Their war moves on to the next level when Peter invites his friends and then forms a team to prank Ed. Jerry (played by Christopher Walken) and Danny (played by Cheech Marin) are Ed’s two friends who play side roles throughout the movie.
TEAM PETER VS. TEAM GRANDPA
Looking at Peter’s teaming up strategy, Ed and his two friends decide to have a final face-off in a trampoline park with Peter and his friends. The pranks and the comic scenes of the movie appear to entertain the viewers. In recent years, Robert De Niro has appeared in many comic roles, winning many awards for his acting. Similarly, this film has surely been a success for all the cast members and the production team.
The film was first announced to release in February 2018 under The Weinstein Company. Later that year, they pulled out from the distribution of the film. The movie was left in the field for two years until June 2020, when 101 Studios claimed the distribution rights.