The funniest movie of last year, Bad Grandpa is also the funniest movie of this year (thus far), thanks to its unrated cut on Blu-ray. Its not that the extra 11 minutes prove essential (they dont) but that the gags from the theatrical release hold up, even without the benefit of playing to a packed house.
The discs real treats are in the extras, seeing an indisguise Johnny Knoxville and his young charge (Jackson Nicholl, Fun Size) pranking additional marks whose reactions didnt make the final cut. A look behind the scenes reveals how such scenes were accomplished.
Whats missing, however, are the deleted scenes of Spike Jonze and Catherine Keener, glimpsed in the films end-credit gag reel. That means Paramount is likely to bridge the gap to an inevitable sequel with a Bad Grandpa 1.5. Rod Lott