good boys

DIRECTOR: Gene Stupnitsky (debut)
starring:
jacob temblay, keith l. williams, brady noon, and sam richardson

 

REVIEWER: jesse timbs

★★★

Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for their first kissing party.

I have to admit I walked into Good Boys with very low expectations. I find Seth Rogen movies very hit and miss and if I was completely honest I find that they miss more often than they hit.

Invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max asks his best friends Lucas and Thor for some much-needed help on how to pucker up. When they hit a dead end, Max decides to use his father's drone to spy on the teenage girls next door. When the boys lose the drone, they skip school and hatch a plan to retrieve it before Max's dad can figure out what happened.

 

For Good Boys I am pleased to report its a Seth Rogen produced hit. At times Good Boys felt like I was watching a remake of Super Bad played out by 12 year old kids but in a weird way that was also part of what made it so funny.

 

The charm of the young cast in the lead roles of Max, Lucas and Thor really hold this movie together and make it very enjoyable.

 

Good Boys will have you laughing all the way through with a few unexpected feels thrown in the mix.

★★★

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