That's My Boy

Film, Comedy
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That's My Boy
Adam Sandler, left, and Andy Samberg in That's My Boy

Adam Sandler brings it all together here: hot-for-teacher romance, ’80s nostalgia, horny grandmas, random celebrity cameos and attempts at racial humour that fall somewhere between offensive and a parody of offence. Which, depending on your point of view, makes this either the ne plus ultra of Hollywood calculation or a comedy intent on pushing its crassness to the point of surrealism.

It begins with the teenage version of Sandler’s character, Donny Berger, being seduced by his maths teacher. After the affair is exposed Donny is thrust into celebrity with his own book (‘Head in the Class’) and a TV movie. Decades later, he’s enticed into a TV reunion with the estranged product of his outrageously inappropriate union – a hedge-fund manager (Andy Samberg) who’s changed his name to Todd Peterson (birth name: Han Solo Berger). Unkempt, dick-fixated Donny acts as this metrosexual banker’s raging id. The movie never quite cashes the cheque on that satirical angle. But the basic joke keeps on giving and the sweetness of the parent-child bonding scenes plays well.

By: Ben Kenigsberg


Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday September 7 2012
Duration: 115 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Sean Anders
Screenwriter: David Rayfiel
Cast: Andy Samberg
Leighton Meester
Adam Sandler

Average User Rating

2.5 / 5

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Sandler's inexplicable need to do silly voices cost's this dearly but it's worth a watch, just not at the cinema. 5/10

john o sullivan

any movie that has MILFs ,GILFs and incest cant be all bad The cameo at the end had my jaw bouncing on the floor good for you know who... to take the rise of her greatest performance Sometimes i think Sandler is almost Bunuelesque but mostly shit

Roy Sutton

If you like tired, lazy jokes about masturbation, embarrassing erections and randy grannies then you might find this mildly amusing. However if you want entertainment and humour with a little bit more sophistication and originality then this movie is a waste of time and money. One star is generous, it's a stinker and is not really worth that. The worst film I've seen in quite some time.