Good Boys is good time with good laughs.
Good Boys was co-written with Lee Eisenberg and directed by Gene Stupnitsky. Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg produced the movie and I’m sure they added a few jokes in the script.
Max (Jacob Tremblay), Lucas (Keith L. Williams) and Thor (Brady Noon) are the Bean Bag Boys, best friends since kindergarten. The boys get invited to a kissing party but then chaos ensues after they decide to ditch school.
The first and biggest rule of any comedy movie is if the movie is funny. Good Boys is really funny with some of the scenes straight up hilarious. Is it the funniest movie of the year thus far? No, but it is still a great time at the theater.
Comedy is very subjective. If you like raunchy Seth Rogan type comedy, go see it. If you’re not a fan of that kind of comedy, stay home. For example, if you don’t like a 12-year-old giving anal beads to girl for a necklace, this movie won’t be for you.
The acting in the movie is fine. Child actors are very hard to come by, but the three leads do a good job. Tremblay is a fantastic dramatic actor with his performances in Room and Wonder, so it was awesome seeing him in a comedy role. Williams plays the tattle tale of the group but with a good conscience which plays perfectly into the comedy bits. I thought the stand out of the movie was Noon. He plays a rebel type of character but has a lot going on. He has some scenes that had me almost falling out of my chair.
Getting through all the dick jokes and sex toy jokes, there is a heartwarming story about friendship.
The sound track was odd. The song selection was good, but I don’t know if it fit the movie. The cinematography was good. I honestly don’t know if some of the wonky edits were on purpose or if it was just bad editing.
Good Boys was a good time with lots of laughs. I would recommend seeing this if you like raunchy rated R comedies.
Just wait until you see the frat house scene, comedy gold.
Good Boys hits theaters August 16, 2019.