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'The War with Grandpa' follows sixth-grader Peter, who is forced to give up his room, when his recently widowed grandfather Ed moves in. Unwilling to let such an injustice stand, Peter devises a series of increasingly elaborate pranks to drive out the interloper, but Grandpa Ed won’t go without a fight. This film doesn't set out to be anything new nor smart in terms of filmmaking, but it works for what it sets out to do. For such a great cast, and when I mean great I mean amazing. The cast members include De Niro, Uma Thurman, Christopher Walken and Rob Riggle, alongside up and coming stars such as Colin Ford, Oakes Fegley and Laura Marano. You'd think this cast would be set in place for a big budget film with, but the funny thing is, we've got 'The War with Grandpa'. It's actually somewhat enjoyable and serviceable as family film, and the dynamic between De Niro and Fegley is pretty good, and it's funny seeing De Niro going from a film like 'The Irishman' to this film, two completely different characters. Overall, it's a fun film that all ages can find something to enjoy within. Check it out when it releases!