Have You Watched the War With Grandpa?


The only question that arises in our minds after watching The War with for review and Grandpa was that what were these people thinking? With straining comedy, the film has received love from the audience.

A family comedy that will entertain the whole family and put a smile on every face. Here is everything you need to know about it.


Tim Hill is the director of the family comedy film.

Marvin Peart, Rosa Morris Peart, and Phillip Glasser are the producers of the American movie.

What Is the Plotline of the Movie the War With Grandpa?


The story of the movie revolves around the relationship between grandfather and grandchildren. Ed Marino, the grandfather of children, has lost his wife recently. While buying some stuff from the grocery store, he gets into trouble with the self-checkouts. After stealing accidentally, he creates a scene with the store manager. Meanwhile, his daughter, Sally, visits him and wishes to take him home with her family.

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Ed was not ready to leave the house as he was the one to build it on his own. Sally convinces him to come with her and gives him his son Peter's room. After getting shifted from his room to the attic, Peter gets upset. Sally, Arthur, and the other two children, Mia and Jenny, welcome him. On the first day, Ed remains in his new room and thinks about his wife.

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Peter tells about the incidents to his friends. After spending a night in the attic, Peter decides to declare war against his grandpa. Ed agrees to do so but with some rules. Rules were that the other people's belongings will remain unharmed, and the family should not be involved in it. They both start playing silly pranks on each other. Meanwhile, Ed asks for some advice from his friends. Soon, Ed learns to use modern technologies like self-checkouts and apps while spending time with his granddaughters and son-in-law.

Sally learns about Mia's boyfriend. Ed calls upon his friends to play dodgeball against Peter and his team. However, nobody wins, and the game is declared a tie. It was so because the first and the second round were won by Peter and Ed, respectively. Ed and Peter spend some time together, and Ed takes Peter to his old house. He tells him about the secrets he left on the walls.

After learning that Peter is being bullied by a person, they help him out. At Jenny's Christmas-themed birthday party, they continue to prank each other and unfortunately reveal about the war to everyone. Jerry, who was dressed up as Santa, gets ejected from his chair and injures many guests. Later, Ed gets injured and taken for medication to the hospital. On the other hand, Peter and Mia receive a punishment work arrest. Before the arrival of Sally, Ed leaves for his old house from the hospital. Peter requests him to return home. Both of them start living peacefully until Ed shifts with Diane. He was in a relationship with Diane. Peter becomes angry and declares war against both of them.

When Was the Movie the War With Grandpa Got Released Over the Theatres?

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The War With Grandpa was initially set to be released on 21st April 2017 by Dimension Films of The Weinstein Company. Due to the changes in the photography location, it got postponed to 20th October 2017. In August, it got delayed again to 23rd February 2018.

When less than a month was left for the release, it got pulled back again from its release date. In March 2018, it was announced that The Weinstein Company will no longer be able to distribute the film. The producers of the film took the rights of distribution from the company.

101 Studios took the rights, and in June 2020, they set the film to be released on 18th September 2020. The War With Grandpa was then released on 9th October 2020 in the United States.

What Are the Names of the Characters Involved in the Movie the War With Grandpa?

  • Ed Marino, played by Robert De Niro, is the grandfather of Mia, Jenny, and Peter. He is the father of Sally.
  • Peter Decker, played by Oakes Fegley, is the grandson of Ed. He is the son of Sally and Arthur and the brother of Mia and Jenny.
  • Sally Marino-Decker, played by Uma Thurman, is the daughter of Ed. She is the mother of Mia, Jenny, and Peter.
  • Arthur Decker, played by Rob Riggle, is the father of Mia, Jenny, and Peter. He is the husband of Sally.
  • Mia Decker, played by Laura Marano, is the older granddaughter of Ed. She is the elder sister of Peter and Jenny.
  • Jenny Decker, played by Poppy Gagnon, is the younger granddaughter of Ed. She is the younger sister of Mia and Peter.
  • Danny, played by Cheech Marin, is one of the friends of Ed.
  • Jerry, played by Christopher Walken, is another friend of Ed.
  • Diane, played by Jane Seymour, is the friend of Ed, Jerry, and Danny.
  • Billy, played by Julio Cesar Chavez, is one of the friends of Peter.
  • Steve, played by Isaac Kragten, is one of the friends of Peter.
  • Emma, played by T.J. McGibbon, is also one of the friends of Peter.
  • Russell, played by Colin Ford, is the boyfriend of Mia.
  • Chuck, played by Joe Gelchion, is the Lyft driver of Ed.
  • David, played by Faizon Love, is the grocery store manager.
  • Lynn Marino's role played by Rutanya Alda
  • Insurance Adjuster's role played by Kendrick Cross
  • 8th Grade Monster's role played by Drew Scheid

What Are the Ratings of the Movie the War With Grandpa?

The War With Grandpa has received a satisfactory positive review from the audience and critics. The critical consensus mentions that the movie is quite funny but is also misguided. It leaves the audience with a handful of chuckles. However, it also raises the question that what was the talented cast thinking.

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The War With Grandpa has received a score of 29% on the Tomatometer, based on 120 reviews. The audience score is 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on more than 1000 verified ratings.

The War With Grandpa has received a rating of 5.6 out of 10 on IMDb.

Where Can We Watch the Movie the War With Grandpa?

While searching over the Internet, you will find many websites that will allow you to watch the movie. The famous ones are Netflix and Amazon Prime. The War With Grandpa is only available in selected regions on Netflix. In this case, VPN is the only option. On the other hand, Amazon Prime will allow you to rent or buy the movie.

You can also buy the movie from Vudu, iTunes, and Google Play.

It is also available on Hulu. New users can have a free trial of it.


You can watch the movie on the platforms mentioned above. You should give it a chance.

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