Starring: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Hough
OUR RATING: ★★☆☆☆
Story: Comedy directed by Dan Mazer which follows foul-mouthed former army general Dick Kelly (Robert De Niro) who guilts his straight-laced, soon to be wed grandson Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) into driving through Daytona Beach during the insanity of spring break.
What Jason believed would be an innocent grandfather and grandson road trip of golf and relaxation soon becomes riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, as Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride.
During the trip Jason also gets some advice from Dick about marrying his fiancée Meredith (Julianne Hough), his boss’s mega-controlling daughter, who may not be right for him at all. So of course he needs to sow his oats among all the shenanigans in Florida.
Verdict: The chemistry between Robert DeNiro and Zac Efron is pretty much the only thing that worked in this comedy. There are a few moments of actual humor but be warned it’s all pretty gross, vulgar humor.
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 22)
[at their grandmother’s funeral]
Jason Kelly: What’s up, Nick?
Cousin Nick: Sucks about grandma, huh?
Jason Kelly: Yeah.
Cousin Nick: Murdered like that?
Jason Kelly: Nick, she had cancer.
Cousin Nick: We’ll never know the truth.
Jason Kelly: We absolutely know the truth. Grandma had cancer for ten years. Calm it down.
[suddenly Nick starts pouring his drink all over their grandmother’s flowers on her casket]
Cousin Nick: I’ll see you at the crossroads, grandma!
[Jason grabs the bottle and pulls Nick away]
Jason Kelly: What are you doing?! Are you kidding me right now? My dad and my fiancé are literally standing right next to us.
Cousin Nick: Beyoncé’s here?
Jason Kelly: No!
[Nick starts inhaling from what looks like an E-Cigarette]
Jason Kelly: What is that?
Cousin Nick: Hm?
[Jason takes off Nick’s sunglasses to look at his eyes]
Jason Kelly: Are you high right now?
Cousin Nick: No, this isn’t high. It’s an E-Cigarette. It’s filled with a little weed, but it’s an E-Cigarette.
Jason Kelly: Grow up, man. What are you doing?
Cousin Nick: Grow up? How adult are you? What are you listening to NPR in your Volvo? Do you play racquetball competitively against business associates?
Jason Kelly: No. No.
Cousin Nick: Do you ever go away to a rented house with other couples and then play Scattergories a bottle of white wine?
David Kelly: I don’t understand why you have to drive down to Florida; you’ve just had the funeral.
Dick Kelly: Your grandmother and I were there at this time every year.
Jason Kelly: I gotta pick up my grandpa. He’s not doing too well, my grandma just passed.
Meredith: Why do you have to Florida? It’s just with the rehearsal brunch on Friday, I’m freaking out.
Jason Kelly: You don’t have to worry about anything.
Dick Kelly: So you’re a lawyer now?
Jason Kelly: Being a corporate lawyer is awesome. I get to handle SCC Compliants.
Dick Kelly: No shit?
Jason Kelly: LP Agreements, LLC Agreements.
Dick Kelly: You know what I’d rather do?
Jason Kelly: What?
Dick Kelly: I’d rather Queen Latifah shit in my mouth from a fucking hot air balloon.
Lenore: Hey! We’re heading to Daytona. So you guys want to tag along for a bit maybe, party some babies into us?
Jason Kelly: We have a very important tee time.
Dick Kelly: Obviously I’ve got the bigger 3-wood.
Lenore: Good, maybe you can use it to hit your balls right into my vagina.
Jason Kelly: Holy shit!
Jason Kelly: We’re not going to Daytona! Are you kidding me right now?! Grandma’s funeral was yesterday!
Dick Kelly: She told me on her deathbed, you get back out there again!
Jason Kelly: Oh, so that’s what all this about? You wanted me to drive you down to Boga so I could be your wingman.
Dick Kelly: I haven’t had sex in fifteen years, and I want fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck!
Jason Kelly: I’m gonna throw up.
Dick Kelly: Did ever go on spring break?
Jason Kelly: No. I can’t chug alcohol, I developed like a gag reflex.
Dick Kelly: You’re chugging a bear not taking it on a horse cart.
[inside a surf shop]
Jason Kelly: I don’t understand how we got so far off schedule.
Dick Kelly: Anybody work here?
[suddenly a guy in a horse mask appears pointing a gun]
Tan Pam: Okay, everybody on the floor!
Jason Kelly: What the f…!
Tan Pam: This is a robbery!
[the man takes off his mask and we see that it’s Tan Pam, he starts to laugh]
Tan Pam: Oh, my God! You should see your faces. I just went to grab lunch and a new horse mask, I left mine at the beach the other day. Wooh! Gun’s real though.
[he fires it several times freaking out Jason]
Tan Pam: Relax. This is Florida, everything is a licensed gun range.
Jason Kelly: You just shot through a wall, man! Half pedestrians outside!
Tan Pam: Yeah, again, it’s Florida. These people don’t matter.
Jason Kelly: What?!
Tan Pam: So, welcome to Tan Pam’s Surfs Lamb. What can I do for you gentlemen? I’m Pam.
Dick Kelly: I’m just gonna check the testosterone levels on your phone first.
Jason Kelly: Grandpa, give me my phone now.
Dick Kelly: Just as I thought, pretty low.
Jason Kelly: This is Meredith calling!
[as Jason goes to grab his phone it falls down under Dick’s car seat]
Dick Kelly: Now look what you did. You dropped it in the car’s vagina.
Jason Kelly: Dammit. I have to put it on speaker. Don’t say anything.
Dick Kelly: I will not say a word.
[Jason answers Meredith’s call and Dick shouts]
Dick Kelly: Ballbags!
Meredith: Hey. Who is that?
Jason Kelly: No one. We’re in a restaurant, sorry.
[Dick mocks Meredith’s voice]
Meredith: Who’s that?
Jason Kelly: What’s up?
Meredith: Okay. Well, I really want them to post our wedding announcement on the New York Time’s website before our rehearsal lunch Friday. So just wanted to run your section back to you.
Jason Kelly: Yeah, you know, now’s really not a good time.
Meredith: Jason, can we just do this please?
[we see Dick continue to quietly make fun of Meredith as she nags Jason]
Meredith: Jason Richard Kelly, son of…
Dick Kelly: Dr. Smegmovon Boxmunchers.
Meredith: …David and Brook. Is a junior associate at the law firm of…
Dick Kelly: Cream pie, fart and donkey punch.
[Jason tries to shut Dick up]
Meredith: Okay, who is that?!
[just then a large half naked drunk guy falls on top of Jason’s windscreen and shouts]
Drunk Guy: Daytona Beach!
Dick Kelly: Daytona Beach! You’re right, buddy!
Meredith: You’re in Daytona Beach?!
Jason Kelly: Listen, we’re just driving through Daytona Beach. We’re in route…
Meredith: Jason! I don’t know why you’re there, you better call me from your grandfather’s house when you get there tonight! Okay?
Jason Kelly: No. Hey, you know one in three of these girls have herpes. Even if you can’t see it.
[squeezes too much sun cream onto Lenore’s chest]
Dick Kelly: Whoops. That never usually happens.
Lenore: Really? It happens to me all the time.
[to Jason; referring to Meredith]
Dick Kelly: She’s not right for you! If you marry her you’re gonna be sleeping walking through the rest of your life.
Dick Kelly: The way I see it, this is our last stab.
Tan Pam: This is crack.
Jason Kelly: I just smoked crack?
Tan Pam: Yeah, but just like a lot.
Jason Kelly: I just smoked crack!
Dick Kelly: [to Jason] I need you to know how much I appreciate you doing this for me.
Jason Kelly: Did you just get naked?
Dick Kelly: Yeah, it’s the best way to sleep.
Jason Kelly: Oh, my God!
Dick Kelly: Are those my pants?
Lenore: I found a Werther’s Original in the pocket and I’ve been sucking on it all morning.
Lenore: I want you to tear open my bra like it’s a social security check. Now fumble around and pretend like you’re trying to find your glasses.
[she pushes her chest into his face]
Dick Kelly: I found them! I can see!
Dick Kelly: The greatest gift a grandson can give his grandfather is a hot college girl who wants to have unprotected sex with her before he dies.
Jason Kelly: You know, most grandpa’s just want toffee or socks.
Lenore: I like your pull out couch.
Dick Kelly: Yeah? Well I got news for you, that’s the only thing that’s gonna be pulling out tonight.
[referring to Jason]
Stinky: Who’s the lesbian?
Dick Kelly: My grandson, Jason.
Stinky: Is he here to scissor with me?
Total Quotes: 22