However, all of 5 adults in my household - ranging in age from 18 to 59 - laughed 'til it hurt at least 6 or 7 times when we watched the DVD.
But just a few names in the supporting cast shows that this was a film brimming with gifted comedic talent.
This form is still likely to be Played for Laughs, but in a more endearing way. For instance, in Anglophone countries where individuality is highly valued, the trope is more likely to be negative, but in Asian and Latin American cultures where living with parents until (and even after) marriage is normal, that kind of devotion to one's parents is more likely to be seen positively. "Grandma's Boy" is a comedy in the truest sense of the genre, there is only one serious plot line in the whole movie and it is immediately transformed into one of the funniest scenes in the film.I didn't see the movie in a theater, so I don't know how a large audience reaction would have been.Young examples are shown sympathetically, older ones are usually Acceptable Targets because no one can be a badass if he always obeys his mother's instructions (unless she's encouraging him to be a badass which would make her more of an Action Mom).Note the Double Standard in this trope, as a girl with a controlling father is almost never Played for Laughs.