by Nile Fortner
Even though the movie Good Boys has some wacky, gross-out jokes, and 12-year-olds in outrageous situations, this film has a lot of heart, especially towards the end. The movie’s charm comes from the way producer Seth Rogen and debut-director Gene Stupnitsky showcase the innocence of kids. The comedy comes from that innocence of children talking about things in an adult perspective. This film follows a similar format of Superbad or more recently Booksmart.
These young funny stars have great chemistry and most of my laughs came from the character Lucas. Even though the film is sweet and has funny smut jokes, I think it’s not as edgy as the marketing is making it out to be. It seems just a bit tame by some standards today or maybe I’ve seen more over-the-top comedies.The film actually has a compelling message about sex, drugs, friendship, and peer pressure that both adults and even kids can both relate to equally. I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I did. But with an appealing cast, funny well-written jokes, and a thoughtful message, this is one of the best comedies I’ve seen in a long time.
I am giving Good Boys a 4 out of 5 Hairpieces!