That’s My Boy: New In Theaters Review

As a young teenage boy, Danny (Adam Sandler) had a steamy romance with his class teacher. When their affair was found out, the teacher, who was then pregnant and about to have Danny’s child, was sent to prison. After giving birth, and naming the baby boy Todd (Andy Samberg), the baby was then put into the custody of Danny and his father to be raised until his 18th birthday. After that, Todd left the home of his father and the two have not spoken for many years. Now a grown man and about to be married, Todd’s father Danny shows up after all those years and turns Todd’s life upside down. Trying to reconcile with his son, Danny must now deal with all the bad parenting that he gave to Todd during those 18 years he was in his custody.

I knew from the start that the pairing of Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg was going to be a hysterical one. This was definitely one of Sandler’s funnier movies, along the lines of Happy Gilmore, and Billy Madison. Sandler & Samberg shared in the comedic high-jinks throughout the film, and the chemistry between the two seemed genuine. After all Samberg has been quoted as saying he considered Sandler as an Idol to him. The film had many hilarious scenes and it flowed well through the whole film. Vanilla Ice plays himself in the film, as the best friend of Danny, and Uncle to Todd. He also has some very funny scenes throughout the movie. Some other big name actors who came along for the ride were James Caan, Susan Sarandon, and Tony Orlando. Leighton Meester as T odd’s fiance Jamie, and Milo Ventimiglia as her brother Chad, rounded out the main characters in this raunchy, crude, and nudity filled comedy. The film was side-splitting funny from beginning to end. I gave this film 2 ¾ laughs, out of 4. I hope this goes on to become a frequent pairing of the two comedic names initialed A.S.. The movie runs 1 hour and 38 minutes. It is of course rated R for crude sexual content throughout, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use. It was written by David Caspe, and directed by Sean Anders. The film was distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.

WASSSSS UPPPPPPP! – Ezo
Next filmed reviewed: TBD