Directed by Tim Hill
Starring Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle, Oaks Fegley, Christopher Walken, Cheech Marin
I saw the trailers for this film and honestly, I found the story intriguing and I laughed at some of the things in the trailer.
Ed is a widower struggling with living on his own, though he does not want to move. Sally is her daughter who wants him to move with her so she can take better care of him. He moves in with his daughter and her husband and their three kids. This meant that the kids would have to make sacrifices, the two girls shared a room and Peter had to give his room to his grandfather and move to the attic. Unhappy with this Peter declares war until he gets his room back.
This is the kind of movie that you go into knowing at some degree what to expect, if you get more then it’s a surprise.
I found the movie to be good. It had a lot of predictable moments and not all the gags were funny. But the story was nice and the movie entertaining. I thought the war was going to be funnier than it was, but the movie still manages to get laughs. The soul of the movie is Ed and Peter and their relationship and that part worked.
Robert De Niro is one of the best actors ever but in comedy, he feels like repeating other characters and making fun of his gangster movie background. The same for Christopher Walken, I think they do these films to keep working. Oakes was as good as Peter. This is not the film where actors go for Oscar performances so I can say they all did their jobs.
If you are looking for a nice family movie, yes, I can say that this one is a good option.