There is, despite countless American Pie and Road Trip spin-offs arguing otherwise, an art to shaping R-rated comedies. Rawdog raunchiness and “F-bombs” alone don’t equate to laugh-a-minute genius.
Take a movie like Good Boys. Gene Stupnitsky’s hilarious adolescent comicality boasts heart, message, and humor in the precisely right places. Lesser creators would’ve leaned heavily on cursing “tweens” thinking with their pre-pubescent naughty parts, yet Stupnitsky and co-writer Lee Eisenberg dare to focus on a heartwarming story about coming of age with sixth-grade understanding, and then fill in the anecdotal kinky playthings and pornography gags. Read More »
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Welcome to SXSW 2019 day four. In this edition: Extra Ordinary humorously explores the mundanity of the supernatural, NOS4A2 brings Joe Hill‘s novel to chilling life, and Good Boys is a perfectly innocent but somehow totally filthy comedy.
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Brie Larson is tearing up the box office right now as the latest member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but her young Room co-star Jacob Tremblay is about to lead a movie of his own.
Tremblay stars in Good Boys, a new comedy produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg that follows a young boy whose attempts to learn how to kiss before an upcoming party spirals into “an odyssey of epically bad decisions.” Check out the red-band trailer below.
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After breaking out in the hit drama Room, young Jacob Tremblay has become quite the popular little actor with audiences. His run on the red carpet during awards season for the aforementioned Oscar-winning film make him a beloved celebrity and his recent turn in the tearjerker Wonder made him even more endearing. But now he’s going to get a little naughty.
The 11-year old Tremblay has signed on to star in Good Boys, a new R-rated comedy at Universal Pictures about a group of four 12-year old boys who play hooky from school and “embark on a day-long adventure fraught with comedic peril.” And the talents on the page and behind the camera offer some hope that this will be a hilarious romp. Read More »