Get your The War With Grandpa Movie Review and Parent Guide! Is The War With Grandpa Kid Friendly? If you are looking for a laughter-filled family-friendly movie, this is it! With a stellar cast and a multi-generational household story, many of us can totally relate. The movie develops like a charm with the help of cast members Jane Seymour, Cheech Marin, Uma Thurman, Laura Marano, and Oakes Fegley. Time to read The War with Grandpa Movie Review and Parental Guide before you watch all the comedic war unfold on screen!
The War With Grandpa Parental Guide
The story revolves around family and it is a great comedy. But, will the kids get the jokes? Will parents have to worry about having to explain the humor? You will get the idea from this The War with Grandpa Parental Guide so you can make a better decision about letting all the littles watch this family movie with you. The movie is rated PG so some parental guidance might be in order depending on your kids.
ACTION – VIOLENCE
There are plenty of pranks. Some more elaborate than others. Those receiving the funny end of the prank might have some action. The violence is more in the plotting of the pranks and jokes. That said, kids will easily get that these are jokes that none of us would probably carry out. Because bullying is addressed, and the movie does have slapstick humor, it could be a source of “violence” if you will.
LANGUAGE AND GESTURES
Well, grandpa tells us he has a finger that works. You might need to explain that to little ones that don’t let anything go over their heads. Trash talks is the name of the language game in this movie. Also, there are what, what we consider, minor words such as hell, idiot, suck, and wise ass. It is a war, so the language is there but it does not escalate. Peter is a teen, and he does say “he wants to curl up and die”. Some kids might be affected by this, unless they have teen siblings 🙂
Nudity, Romance, and Adult topics, Intense Moments
Death is the cause of all the changes that lead to the war. It is touched upon. As well as having to care for elderly relatives. Robert De Niro more than once is caught with his pants down. Nothing frontal is shown but clearly, it is understood that Peter’s sister is caught implicitly kissing with her boyfriend. There are screaming mom and daughter matches and some adorable sibling rivalry shushing at the start of the film.
LENGTH OF THE MOVIE
At an hour and a half, the movie is the perfect length for most. The youngest ones might need to pace their liquid intake.
The War With Grandpa Movie Review
You know we screened this movie with grandparents in tow!! I must admit the kids were concerned that their grandparents would be hurt when they found out the title of the movie. In the end, everyone laughed out loud together throughout the movie. Additionally, the movie inspired some grandparent- grandkids outings. So, it makes for a fantastic movie night that went beyond for us.
I loved discovering that the movie is based on a book. That was during out The War With Grandpa Cast Interviews which included Cheech Marin and Jane Seymour.
Zoomers vs. Boomers
The old school cast explodes on-screen with their talent. No doubt, their expertise, and experience bring a lot to the movie. That said, the kids are good! Poppy Gagnon is a scene-stealer and Oakley Fegley as Peter couldn’t be more realistic. Can youth beat experience or the other way around? You have to watch the movie to find out.
I think your grandpa might be a ninja
Yup, your grandparents know way more than you do! I think this storyline just made a good space for grandpa and grandkid to strengthen their bond! I love how both camps rely on their friends to bring their plans to life. You better get ready for one cool dodge ball battle! The movie is very real and will hit home for many. Yes, the pranks and battles might not be what happens in our lives, but most likely a couple of us have had similar thought go through our minds
Rules of Engagement
No matter how upset you are, you can always be civil, right? That is the takeaway from the “rules of engagement” scene. In this one, they agree to be mindful and avoid “civilian casualties” (the rest of the family)- I love it!
In the end, the movie reminds us of the importance of family. Yes, even when we don’t always get along that great, we all care for each other. Take note of the Christmas theme situation and how it is all about making each other happy.
The War With Grandpa Movie Overall Thoughts
The War with Grandpa is a great family movie night affair. All ages will enjoy pranks and funny moments. Those under 6 might not truly get it all. Also, you might lose them at times. So, while you can watch it with everyone, those 6 and older will enjoy it most. Get ready to get a belly ache from all the laughing.
In particular, I love that the move underlines the importance of being kind to each other. We really don’t know what is going on until we try to walk in others’ shoes.
You are forewarned: kids might get inspired to play pranks on the family. Perhaps, be mindful of where your hot sauce and drill are at all times….
The movie is out in theaters starting October 8th. And, one fun fact: there might be a sequel in the works!
About The War With Grandpa
The story follows Peter (Oakes Fegley), who’s recently widowed grandfather, Ed (Robert De Niro), moves in with his family, and is forced to give up his bedroom and has to move upstairs into the creepy attic. Unwilling to let such an injustice stand, Peter devises a series of outrageous pranks to drive Ed out, but Ed won’t go without a fight. Soon, the friendly combatants are engaged in an all-out war.