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28th Jun '13 12:07:11 PM Dante668
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''Grandma's Boy'' (2006) is an American comedy film produced by Creator/AdamSandler's production company Happy Madison in 2006. The film stars Allen Covert, who also co-wrote and co-produced, Nick Swardson, [[EverybodyLovesRaymond Doris Roberts]] and Linda Cardellini.

When his landlord kicks him out after his roommate blows the rent money on Filipino hookers, 35-year-old video game tester Alex has to find a new place to live. After trying unsuccessfully to crash at his dealer's place and a colleague's house, Alex moves in with his grandmother and her two roommates. In order to save face with his co-workers, Alex claims to be living with "three hot babes" but things get complicated when he falls for the beautiful Samantha - and discovers a romantic rival in J.P., the creator of the video game they are all working on.

While almost universally panned by critics, the movie did become a cult classic, earning almost six times its production costs in DVD sales (the movie was made for $5.5 million and made $30 million of it back).
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!! This movie contains examples of:
* TheAllegedCar: Reportedly, Alex's POS hatchback was bought at a late stage of the production, when money was running low.
* BrickJoke: Josh shows up at Alex's grandmothers party with some of Madam Camae's "massage therapists" (see InsistentTerminology).
* CloudCuckooLander: J.P. and Alex's boss.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Alex can no longer stay at Jeff's house after [[CrowningMomentOfFunny one of these goes ''very'' wrong.]]
-->'''Jeff:''' I can't believe you ''came'' on my ''mom''.
* TheDanza: Peter Dante, who plays Dante
* DevelopmentGag: The film was originally going to be called "Nana's Boy", which is referenced at the party.
-->'''Samantha''': Aw, what's the matter, Nana's boy? Can't hang?
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Monkeys that know karate, to boot.
* HollywoodGameDesign: It flirts with this in J.P. and Alex both essentially creating games on their own, but ultimately comes out largely realistic.
* InsistentTerminology:
** JP corrects Kane when he forgets to add the "3" to "Eternal Deathslayer 3".
** Jeff doesn't live with his parents, he lives with his ''roommates''.
* InsufferableGenius: J.P. is a brilliant programmer, but he is so arrogant and condescending that all of his coworkers despise him.
* IronicEchoCut: When Bobby challenges Jeff to a game of VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution.
-->'''Jeff:''' That's great, Bobby, but we don't have VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution so... you're dumb.
-->*cuts to a shot of the DDR machine sitting in the break room*
-->'''Jeff:''' When the ''hell'' did we get this?
* {{Manchild}}: Played most noticeably with Jeff, who still lives with his parents, sleeps in a onesie with stuffed animals and whose bed is a car.
-->'''Jeff:''' Yeah, but it's a fuckin' ''sweet'' car.
* MushroomSamba: When Alex's grandmother and friends run out of tea, they look for more tea inside a jar in Alex's room. The same jar where Alex hides his weed. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity]] (and a massive party) [[HilarityEnsues ensues]].
* NerdsAreVirgins: Implied rather strongly, since the massive party in the middle of the movie is when Jeff loses his virginity and Barry gets to second base for the first time...for 13 hours straight.
* NeverTrustATrailer: This movie was marketed in the trailer as being about a slacker who lived with his grandma and smokes weed with his stoner friend and pet monkey. Hilarious antics of the trio would presumably ensue.
** The actual story involves a slacker who lived with this grandma and smokes weed with his stoner friend and pet monkey when he's not dealing with the hilarious antics of the video game company.
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: When the disc for the game Alex is working on is stolen, he considers the entire game to be stolen. Apparently he directly works on the game while it's in a disk somehow.
* PacManFever: Mostly averted, but still refers to numbered levels even when discussing fighting games and [=RPGs=], two genres which seldom if ever feature numbered levels.
* PoorMansPorn: Alex uses a [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] action figure as visual stimulation while staying over at his friend's house due to not having access to anything better.
* ProductPlacement / Vapourware: Alex's game, "Demonik", was an actual game in development for the [=XBox360=] until its publisher, Majesco, got into financial trouble and the game was canceled.
* RoboSpeak: J.P. does this for no clear reason.
** Actually, [[RuleOfFunny the reason seems pretty clear]]...
** He mentions that he does it when he gets nervous.
* TheSlacker: Alex
* ShoutOut: While it may seem like simply a reference to him being a {{Japanophile}}, WordOfGod has said that the scene where J.P. eats sushi for lunch was done as an homage to the scene where [[MollyRingwald Claire]] eats sushi for lunch in ''TheBreakfastClub''.
** A statue of [[MetalGearSolid3 Naked Snake]] can be seen early in the film.
** Kane's car is the same [[PimpedOutCar modified]] Toyota Supra from ''TwoFastTwoFurious''.
** JP's office has DoomDoors.
** Gay Robot, for which there are a couple of posters at Brainasium, was an actual animated TV series written by and starring Nick Swardson.
* ShownTheirWork: The set designers do a good job of setting up an office that resembles what you might find in a game studio.
* SmugSnake: J.P.
* StonerFlick
* StonersAreFunny
* TakeOurWordForIt: The "Brown Bomber", a strand of marijuana that gets you so high, you shit your pants.
* ThrowItIn: The "you're a hooker" line was actually suggested by Creator/AdamSandler on the day that scene was shot.
* WholeCostumeReference: J.P. consistently dresses like [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]].
--> '''Alex''': How much do clothes cost in Film/TheMatrix?
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''Grandma's Boy'' (2006) is an American comedy film produced by Creator/AdamSandler's production company Happy Madison in 2006. The film stars Allen Covert, who also co-wrote and co-produced, Nick Swardson, [[EverybodyLovesRaymond Doris Roberts]] and Linda Cardellini.

When his landlord kicks him out after his roommate blows the rent money on Filipino hookers, 35-year-old video game tester Alex has to find a new place to live. After trying unsuccessfully to crash at his dealer's place and a colleague's house, Alex moves in with his grandmother and her two roommates. In order to save face with his co-workers, Alex claims to be living with "three hot babes" but things get complicated when he falls for the beautiful Samantha - and discovers a romantic rival in J.P., the creator of the video game they are all working on.

While almost universally panned by critics, the movie did become a cult classic, earning almost six times its production costs in DVD sales (the movie was made for $5.5 million and made $30 million of it back).
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!! This movie contains examples of:
* TheAllegedCar: Reportedly, Alex's POS hatchback was bought at a late stage of the production, when money was running low.
* BrickJoke: Josh shows up at Alex's grandmothers party with some of Madam Camae's "massage therapists" (see InsistentTerminology).
* CloudCuckooLander: J.P. and Alex's boss.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Alex can no longer stay at Jeff's house after [[CrowningMomentOfFunny one of these goes ''very'' wrong.]]
-->'''Jeff:''' I can't believe you ''came'' on my ''mom''.
* TheDanza: Peter Dante, who plays Dante
* DevelopmentGag: The film was originally going to be called "Nana's Boy", which is referenced at the party.
-->'''Samantha''': Aw, what's the matter, Nana's boy? Can't hang?
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Monkeys that know karate, to boot.
* HollywoodGameDesign: It flirts with this in J.P. and Alex both essentially creating games on their own, but ultimately comes out largely realistic.
* InsistentTerminology:
** JP corrects Kane when he forgets to add the "3" to "Eternal Deathslayer 3".
** Jeff doesn't live with his parents, he lives with his ''roommates''.
* InsufferableGenius: J.P. is a brilliant programmer, but he is so arrogant and condescending that all of his coworkers despise him.
* IronicEchoCut: When Bobby challenges Jeff to a game of VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution.
-->'''Jeff:''' That's great, Bobby, but we don't have VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution so... you're dumb.
-->*cuts to a shot of the DDR machine sitting in the break room*
-->'''Jeff:''' When the ''hell'' did we get this?
* {{Manchild}}: Played most noticeably with Jeff, who still lives with his parents, sleeps in a onesie with stuffed animals and whose bed is a car.
-->'''Jeff:''' Yeah, but it's a fuckin' ''sweet'' car.
* MushroomSamba: When Alex's grandmother and friends run out of tea, they look for more tea inside a jar in Alex's room. The same jar where Alex hides his weed. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity]] (and a massive party) [[HilarityEnsues ensues]].
* NerdsAreVirgins: Implied rather strongly, since the massive party in the middle of the movie is when Jeff loses his virginity and Barry gets to second base for the first time...for 13 hours straight.
* NeverTrustATrailer: This movie was marketed in the trailer as being about a slacker who lived with his grandma and smokes weed with his stoner friend and pet monkey. Hilarious antics of the trio would presumably ensue.
** The actual story involves a slacker who lived with this grandma and smokes weed with his stoner friend and pet monkey when he's not dealing with the hilarious antics of the video game company.
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: When the disc for the game Alex is working on is stolen, he considers the entire game to be stolen. Apparently he directly works on the game while it's in a disk somehow.
* PacManFever: Mostly averted, but still refers to numbered levels even when discussing fighting games and [=RPGs=], two genres which seldom if ever feature numbered levels.
* PoorMansPorn: Alex uses a [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] action figure as visual stimulation while staying over at his friend's house due to not having access to anything better.
* ProductPlacement / Vapourware: Alex's game, "Demonik", was an actual game in development for the [=XBox360=] until its publisher, Majesco, got into financial trouble and the game was canceled.
* RoboSpeak: J.P. does this for no clear reason.
** Actually, [[RuleOfFunny the reason seems pretty clear]]...
** He mentions that he does it when he gets nervous.
* TheSlacker: Alex
* ShoutOut: While it may seem like simply a reference to him being a {{Japanophile}}, WordOfGod has said that the scene where J.P. eats sushi for lunch was done as an homage to the scene where [[MollyRingwald Claire]] eats sushi for lunch in ''TheBreakfastClub''.
** A statue of [[MetalGearSolid3 Naked Snake]] can be seen early in the film.
** Kane's car is the same [[PimpedOutCar modified]] Toyota Supra from ''TwoFastTwoFurious''.
** JP's office has DoomDoors.
** Gay Robot, for which there are a couple of posters at Brainasium, was an actual animated TV series written by and starring Nick Swardson.
* ShownTheirWork: The set designers do a good job of setting up an office that resembles what you might find in a game studio.
* SmugSnake: J.P.
* StonerFlick
* StonersAreFunny
* TakeOurWordForIt: The "Brown Bomber", a strand of marijuana that gets you so high, you shit your pants.
* ThrowItIn: The "you're a hooker" line was actually suggested by Creator/AdamSandler on the day that scene was shot.
* WholeCostumeReference: J.P. consistently dresses like [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]].
--> '''Alex''': How much do clothes cost in Film/TheMatrix?
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3rd Jun '13 9:05:55 PM darkjezter
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* InsufferableGenius: J.P. is a brilliant programmer, but he is so arrogant and condescending that all of his coworkers despise him.
6th Apr '13 8:41:01 AM SeptimusHeap
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When his landlord kicks him out after his roommate blows the rent money on [[MeLoveYouLongTime Filipino hookers]], 35-year-old video game tester Alex has to find a new place to live. After trying unsuccessfully to crash at his dealer's place and a colleague's house, Alex moves in with his grandmother and her two roommates. In order to save face with his co-workers, Alex claims to be living with "three hot babes" but things get complicated when he falls for the beautiful Samantha - and discovers a romantic rival in J.P., the creator of the video game they are all working on.

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When his landlord kicks him out after his roommate blows the rent money on [[MeLoveYouLongTime Filipino hookers]], hookers, 35-year-old video game tester Alex has to find a new place to live. After trying unsuccessfully to crash at his dealer's place and a colleague's house, Alex moves in with his grandmother and her two roommates. In order to save face with his co-workers, Alex claims to be living with "three hot babes" but things get complicated when he falls for the beautiful Samantha - and discovers a romantic rival in J.P., the creator of the video game they are all working on.
21st Mar '13 9:51:45 PM Danielg342
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While almost universally panned by critics, the movie did become a cult classic, earning almost six times its production costs in DVD sales (the movie was made for $5.5 million and made $30 million of it back) as well as winning a few StonyAwards.

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While almost universally panned by critics, the movie did become a cult classic, earning almost six times its production costs in DVD sales (the movie was made for $5.5 million and made $30 million of it back) as well as winning a few StonyAwards.back).
21st Mar '13 9:48:38 PM Danielg342
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While almost universally panned by critics, the movie did become a cult classic, earning almost six times its production costs in DVD sales (the movie was made for $5.5 million and made $30 million of it back) as well as winning a few StonyAwards.


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* TheDanza: Peter Dante, who plays Dante
10th Feb '13 6:51:51 PM nombretomado
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* PoorMansPorn: Alex uses a [[TombRaider Lara Croft]] action figure as visual stimulation while staying over at his friend's house due to not having access to anything better.

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* PoorMansPorn: Alex uses a [[TombRaider [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] action figure as visual stimulation while staying over at his friend's house due to not having access to anything better.
1st Feb '13 10:37:03 AM nombretomado
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''Grandma's Boy'' (2006) is an American comedy film produced by AdamSandler's production company Happy Madison in 2006. The film stars Allen Covert, who also co-wrote and co-produced, Nick Swardson, [[EverybodyLovesRaymond Doris Roberts]] and Linda Cardellini.

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''Grandma's Boy'' (2006) is an American comedy film produced by AdamSandler's Creator/AdamSandler's production company Happy Madison in 2006. The film stars Allen Covert, who also co-wrote and co-produced, Nick Swardson, [[EverybodyLovesRaymond Doris Roberts]] and Linda Cardellini.



* ThrowItIn: The "you're a hooker" line was actually suggested by AdamSandler on the day that scene was shot.

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* ThrowItIn: The "you're a hooker" line was actually suggested by AdamSandler Creator/AdamSandler on the day that scene was shot.
20th Jan '13 7:25:41 PM darkrage6
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* ShownTheirWork: The set designers do a good job of setting up an office that resembles what you might find in a game studio. The script writers, [[UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000 not so much]].

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* ShownTheirWork: The set designers do a good job of setting up an office that resembles what you might find in a game studio. The script writers, [[UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000 not so much]].
20th Jan '13 12:53:53 PM captainpat
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* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave[=/=]ReallyGetsAround[=/=]DirtyOldWoman: Grace
3rd Jan '13 8:28:06 AM cbi1972
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* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: When the disc for the game JP is working on is stolen, he considers the entire game to be stolen. Apparently he directly works on the game while it's in a disk somehow.

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* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: When the disc for the game JP Alex is working on is stolen, he considers the entire game to be stolen. Apparently he directly works on the game while it's in a disk somehow.
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