The Valero Verdict: Good Boys

Welcome to another edition of the “The Valero Verdict” movie review. In this I will give you a quick movie review with a couple of bullet points of which I either liked or disliked. I will end the review with rating of the movie and a short overall thoughts.

On the docket today, the Rated R comedy from the producers of Superbad, Good Boys.

  • Plot: Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.

    This was very much like Superbad, you had your squad “Bean Bag Boys” that were trying to get to this “kissing-party” and in order to get there they had to overcome some insane obstacles that would test not just them but also their friendship.

    It worked honestly, it was hilarious seeing these young kids do all these outrageous over the top crazy things. It’s one thing to see teenagers do this crazy things, but to watch these 6th grade boys do it? Amazing.
  • Writing/Directing: Gene Stupnitsky/Lee Eisenberg
    You also throw in guys like Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and their team to help produce this film.

    They had their hands full in this film. I can’t imagine what it was like pitching this idea to the parent’s of the stars of this movie.

    The way the films was written, it had to really knock it out of the ballpark because this really could have missed. But they told a story within all of silliness of the film which made the film actually good outside of being just a comedy.
  • Acting:

    Keith L. Williams: You little guy are going to be a star and a star for a long time. He was hands down the best part of this movie. Whether it was super hilarious laugh or the ability to just be so damn random in the funniest moments. He was amazing.

    Tremblay/Noon: These two were also very good in this film. They brought their own element of funny to their characters.

    The Bean Bag Boys had great chemistry together, played very well off each other and without that, this film would not have been able to be that good.
  • Soundtrack: From rap to old school rock, everything was covered in this movie.
  • Enjoyment: Truly one of the best times I’ve had at the theater (comedy wise) in a long time. Yes I loved Late Night (still my #2 movie of the year) but that was a straight comedy. Rated R raunchy comedies bring this extra level of funny and this film brought just that.

    Will Forte has a scene with Tremblay (who plays his son) about masterbation and it’s easily one of the most uncomfortably funny scenes you will ever see.

The Verdict:

**** 1/2 out of ***** gavels

When you saw the trailer, you couldn’t help by laugh and laugh a lot and most of the time when you come across trailers like this, the biggest fear all the funny is in the trailers. This was FAR from the case in this film. You will find yourself non-stop laughing from the first act to the end.

Movies likes this can be hard to give rankings but this movie had some fun performances from the young cast, a well written script and it’s great time at the movies.

Should You See It?: YES!!! YES!!!!!! Look it’s a raunchy R rated comedy with a bunch of kids cussing and doing dumb things, if you liked Superbad, Sausage Party or any other R rated comedy, you will love this.

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