There is a universe where all the phony movie trailers that get made as comedy sketches or as viral videos are for real movies. A universe where the studios churn out films that are so profoundly, ridiculously, obviously terrible that it defies all belief.
We live in that universe.
That means somewhere, on Earth-117, Funny or Die is running this Dirty Grandpa trailer as a lark, because the Zac Efron and Robert De Niro of their dimension got together to make a comedy video over the course of an afternoon. We live in the universe where these two spent 110 days on set making this trash.
Here's the trailer:
Two things stand out in this trailer: Zac Efron, who had a serious cocaine problem, doing a crack joke and Aubrey Plaza playing a hyper-sexualized woman who... fucks Robert DeNiro?
I'm not sure if this is the kind of movie where I just skip the press screening or the kind of movie where I attend the press screening out of morbid curiosity.