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HOME THEATER: Robert DeNiro, Zac Efron have zero chemistry in laughless ‘Dirty Grandpa’

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STORY WRITTEN BY AMY LONGSDORF 
For Digital First Media

Robert DeNiro showed a flair for comedy in movies as diverse as “Analyze This” and “Silver Linings Playbook” but he can’t salvage the unplayable role of a foul-mouthed grandfather who roadtrips it to Florida with his uptight grandson (Zac Efron).
The situations in “Dirty Grandpa” are ridiculous, from DeNiro’s pursuit of a college girl (Aubrey Plaza) to Efron’s run-ins with bumbling police officers to gags involving porn, flex-offs and karaoke contests.
Efron and DeNiro struggle to connect but they have zero chemistry, helping to turn “Dirty Grandpa” into an almost entirely laughless affair. On Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google, Vudu.
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