Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen) has everything a guy from Grimsby can ask for. That includes having Rebel Wilson as his girlfriend and so many kids he can’t even remember their names. His youngest one is called Django Unchained. If you think that’s hilarious, you might be part of this movie’s target audience.
Nobby (like all of Cohen’s characters) is a bit of an idiot. A hooligan who drinks too much and yells too loud. But he’s not a bad guy and he is content with what he has. The only thing missing in his life is his brother Sebastian, who he has been searching for the past 28 years after being separated as kids. When he finds Sebastian (Mark Strong), his brother turns out to be working for MI6 where he is currently trying to prevent a massive global terror attack. Following a misunderstanding, Sebastian is believed to have killed a dignitary and he goes on the run with Nobby in order to still be able to protect Penelope Cruz from shady terrorists.
What follows is a barrage of jokes, gags and one-liners that are a lot of things. Unfortunately, funny isn’t one of them. After having seen The Brothers Grimsby, I guess it’s only a matter of time before Sacha Baron Cohen meets up with Adam Sandler to do a movie together. They are definitely in the same playing field when it comes to making shitty comedies.