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‘Good Boys’ Review: Jacob Tremblay & Pals Rule In Hilarious Comedy Filled With Dirty Words And Heart

‘Good Boys’ Review: Jacob Tremblay & Pals Rule In Hilarious Comedy Filled With Dirty Words And Heart

13.8.2019

Good Boys ’ Review: Jacob Tremblay & Pals Rule In Hilarious Comedy Filled With Dirty Words And Heart

Good Boys may be about a trio of 12-year-olds, but with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on board as two of the producers, you can bet this movie isn’t exactly for 12 year olds. In fact the filth…

than what we hear from “good” boys and easily earns it a well-deserved R rating.

and others of the gross-out comedy ilk, director Gene Stupnitsky — who also co-wrote the script with Lee Eisenberg — invests it with a surprising amount of smarts and heart. Audiences old enough to get in possibly will recognize some of themselves in these kids.

Jacob Tremblay) already is starting to feel the hormones and is a bit girl crazy. He sees the opportunity of landing an invite to a “kissing” party as a chance to get close to a girl he likes. The only problem is he doesn’t know how to kiss, so with the help of his friends — wannabe tough guy Thor (Brady Noon) and the more responsible Lucas (Keith L. Williams) — he sets out to learn, first exploring porn sites on the Internet but getting quickly turned off when they discover the kissing going on there isn’t what he had in mind.

The great thing is this movie never goes completely over the top, grounding itself with believable characters who are recognizably kids we all know. So much of the credit belongs to the casting of the three leads with Tremblay at the center of it all and totally engaging in his quest for a kiss. Noon is amusing throughout as a kid who thinks he is tougher than he actually is, but the real scene stealer here is the irresistible Williams, who not only is the one with common sense (“You brought

The Little Rascals might turn over in their graves at the language Stupnitsky and Eisenberg have created for our young stars, but somehow it is all just funny, not offensive.

Read more: Deadline Hollywood

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