Good Boys Review

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          12-year-olds Max, Lucas, and Thor, collectively known as “The Bean Bag Boys,” are on a quest to learn how to perform one of the most difficult tasks in a man’s life: kiss a girl. The only obstacles standing in their way: child-proof bottles, frat bros, and highway traffic.

Raunchy comedies are my favorite kind of comedy, and it’s rare that we see one as endearing as Good Boys. The film is a lot like one of Rogen’s earlier projects, Superbad, but this time is set in middle school. The humor is rooted in the innocent and naïve, however tainted, nature of the boys as they encounter things designed for adults, such as anal beads and MDMA. Their collective reactions to these objects are quite hilarious, but it is their conflicting push for maturity while staying true to themselves that drives the film above and beyond its peers. I think we all can harken back to a time where we reached that tipping point of childhood into the teenage years, where the world began looking a whole lot different; we all at some point were Max, Lucas, and Thor. And that is the real strength of Good Boys, it’s relatability, for while our experiences might not have been as dramatic, we can see ourselves in the characters’ positions. 
Good Boys is consistently funny, surprisingly touching, and the kid actors are a lot of fun. I give the film two thumbs up. 8/10

Author: Teddy Frederick

Movies have been my passion since I was a young teenager. I had realized how much I loved going to the theater and watching something on the big screen, and I wanted to feel that sensation as often as possible. I began seeing as many movies as my schedule and wallet could allow, and in wanting to give back to the film community and myself, I wrote film reviews. I first posted them under the audience reviews of Rotten Tomatoes; if I ever go back to those posts now I cringe at the writer I used to be. In 2018, I had the idea to start my own space to post my content and thus Movie Reviews Today was born. I am a film and media studies student at Arizona St. University. I am also a three-year shift supervisor with Starbucks. My hope is to soak up as many movies and movie knowledge as I can moving forward and to share my passion with my readers.

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