THE GRANDPA THING
that the world can use a dose of grandfatherly wisdom, three bachelor
buddies (50+ —think Tom Selleck, Joe Mantegna)
embark on a quest—-men-toring the misguided, neglected youth
of today. Lurking in the shadows of these good intentions is the long
shot that one, or more, of them may end up with a thirty-three
year old mom/girlfriend.
set in when the intense, highly-competitive, young, divorced fathers,
step-fathers and boyfriends of the kids (think Tom Cruise,
Val Kilmer, Vince Vaughn) set out to take back their territory—their
kids—-and their moms. Competition is in the marrow of these
men and they are determined to stamp it into the DNA of their kids.
feisty, non-combative, older guys must find a way to end the adversary
relationship with the fathers and boyfriends, then engage them in
the natural process of fathering and grandfathering. Their solution
is imaginative and comic.
all who come to know these three, life and relationship—once
taken for granted—acquire new meaning from the imposed energy
of these aging teenagers.
comedy/relationship film portrays the humor and zest for life of a
new generation of men—fifty to sixty year olds who dance, play
music, compete athletically and enjoy women with the exhuberance of
much younger men while savoring friendships with the feeling and insight
of those older and wiser. It’s a new day—and a new world.
is a delightful, perceptive film for the whole family with heart-warming
character portrayals in all three generations.