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Rated PG-13 · 2009

Comedy, Romance
A cynical ladies' man (Paul Campbell) teaches his courtly but naive grandfather (Andy Griffith) how to score with women in his retirement community, but the younger man can't seem to get any traction himself when he meets the woman of his dreams (Marla Sokoloff). Written and directed by Northwestern University alumnus Marc Fienberg, this comedy is a bilge pump of tacky jokes, fake sentiment, and hollow performances, accompanied on the soundtrack by lite rock and hokey music cues. It should never have been made, though it's probably guaranteed a long life at bad-film festivals for its prolonged close-up of Griffith's face as he gets his first blowjob. Aunt Bee would certainly not approve. PG-13, 105 min.
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Director: Marc Fienberg
Writer: Marc Fienberg
Producer: Marc Fienberg
Cast: Andy Griffith, Paul Campbell, Doris Roberts, Marla Sokoloff, Liz Sheridan, Clint Howard, Rance Howard, Geoffrey Owens and Juliette Jeffers

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