The War With Grandpa (2020 film) Information

The War with Grandpa

The War with Grandpa is based on the award-winning book by Robert Kimmel Smith.  The director is Tim Hill with a screenplay by Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember. It is a family comedy film.  The cast includes Ed (Robert De Niro), Sally Decker (Uma Thurman), Arthur Decker (Rob Riggle), Peter Decker (Oakes Fegley), Mia Decker (Laura Marano), Danny (Cheech Marin), Diane (Jane Seymour), and Jerry (Christopher Walken).  The producers include Marvin Peart, p.g.a, Rosa Morris Peart, p.g.a, Phillip Glasser, p.g.a.


The story revolves around a six-grader, Peter.  He is pretty much your average kid.  He likes gaming and hanging with his friends. However, things change when his recently widowed grandfather Ed moves in his family.  The boy has to give up his bedroom. He devises a series of outrageous pranks in an attempt to make him move out.  But grandpa fights back with some pranks of his own some help from his friends (Danny and Jerry). Soon, the friendly combatants are engaged in an all-out war with side-splitting consequences.

Quote from Director Tim Hill

There’s a John Hughes quality to it I suppose.  It’s a fun movie for everybody with some deeper meaning. It doesn’t pander to kids, and it doesn’t go above their heads.

Quote from Oakes Fegley

It’s been really cool to work with them. We have had a lot of fun, even off set. They are all really cool people. When they were not on set, we played video games. We even saw a Shakespeare play, The Comedy of Errors.

Quote from Rosa Peart

This is a movie for the whole family—Grandma, Grandpa, parents, kids. You don’t have to worry about covering your kid’s eyes. You can just sit back and enjoy.

Release Date

It is scheduled to be released on October 9, 2020.

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