Good Boys is just an OK movie. Cute and funny but can’t hold a candle to Superbad, which it certainly tries to be. Check out my full review here.
I was really excited to see Good Boys — like REALLY excited. The trailers seemed to nail it and I felt like it was going to be another Superbad and I was HERE for it. Unfortunately, the movie felt just kind of OK to me. It wasn’t anything special at all. The best part was honestly the last 10 minutes or so when they breeze through a month of the boys’ lives.
I am not saying I didn’t enjoy it. I did. But there were some dull moments and it almost felt too long. Considering it is only 95 minutes long, that isn’t a good thing. The whole plot seems kind of silly. And I got annoyed by Hannah’s role pretty quickly. I get why she had to be in it so much, but she made me mad. Although, I imagine that is what a teenage girl would act like in this situation.
The Language & Sexual References
Let’s talk about the obvious here — the language and sexual references. This movie is R-rated, which is very appropriate. And if you know me I really don’t care about language at all. And most of the time I enjoy raunchy humor. After thinking about it for a while I don’t think that part bothered about this movie. It was funny. But there was, perhaps just a little too much of it?
The sexual references were some of my favorite parts though! When they found the “CPR doll” and sold it, I almost died laughing. Like I said, this movie isn’t bad, I just expected it to be better based on the trailers and the creators. Maybe I am being too harsh, and went in to with way too high expectations.
Keith L. Williams was hands down my favorite part of this movie. I just loved his character and the struggles he was going through. Probably because I am a child of divorce, but who knows. He just seemed to connect with me the most. I promise you am not a goody-two-shoes like he is though. Well probably.
The whole storyline was cute, and there were funny parts. But it just didn’t seem like the hilarious movie I thought it would be. Worth a watch? Sure. But don’t expect it to live up to Superbad. If you do you will be very disappointed.
About Good Boys
After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max (Room’s Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he doesn’t know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor (Brady Noon, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams, Fox’s The Last Man On Earth) decide to use Max’s dad’s drone — which Max is forbidden to touch — to spy (they think) on a teenage couple making out next door. But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed.
Desperate to replace it before Max’s dad (Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth) gets home, the boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of epically bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from both the cops and terrifying teenage girls (Life of the Party’s Molly Gordon and Ocean’s Eight’s Midori Francis).