Looking for a must see comedy flick this summer? That’s my boy might be the movie you were looking for. It brings together two well-known comedians, Adam Sandler and Andy Samburg, to create one of the raunchiest movies I have ever seen. I literally felt like I needed to take a shower after seeing the movie. With that being said, this movie was totally worth going to a theater to see it.
The plot for That’s my boy is nothing to write home about but it’s enough to drive the movie forward. The movie starts off in the 80’s with teenage Donny (Sandler), who has a huge crush on his teacher Ms. McGarricle. The only problem is that Ms. McGarricle also has a crush on Donny and they end up having sex with each other. Not only do the two get caught in front of the whole school, Ms. McGarricle is pregnant with Donny’s son. With Ms. McGarricle being sentenced to 30 years in prison, Donny is responsible for raising their son Han Solo (Samburg). Donny becomes a high profile star during this time and even getting a TV show made about him. Now we fast forward to present day and we see a washed up 80’s child star that is in some serious financial problems. Donny has to find a way to pay the taxes he owes and comes up with a plan, a reunion TV special with McGarricle and Han Solo (who moved out when he turned 18). Now Donny must go find Han Solo (who now goes by Todd) and convince him to make this happen.
The main reason this movie even caught my eye was Sandler and Samburg. I was a bit disappointed to see that Samburg was playing the straight man role. I felt that limited the potential he had in this movie. If you were a fan of movies like Billy Madison and Little Nicky you will love how Sandler plays in this movie. Donny is like a combination of all the Sandler characters from the late 90’s and early 2000’s. He also played a pretty convincing washed up star (which depending on who you ask, may or may not be too far off from how he is in real life). Now while the two big names did provide good laughs the person who stole the show was Vanilla Ice. Yes you that right, Vanilla Ice of Ice, Ice, Baby fame. Every scene he was in had me howling by the end of it. Even when he is just a blip in the background of the scene he managed to shift the attention to him and do something that resulted in a laugh. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see him in future comedy movies.
As I was watching this movie there were many times I thought to myself, “they aren’t going to go there are they? Oh they just did.” I won’t suggest this movie if you get offended easily, this movie pushes the envelope to the limit when it comes down to how raunchy it is. In my opinion it equals or even goes beyond what the Hangover movies did. Judging by the reaction of the audience in the theater the lewdness did its job, it made people laugh.
Let’s be honest, you aren’t going into this movie expecting a good plot, character development or some amazing cinematography that will take your breath away. If you are there for laughs, including the cheap ones, this is the movie for you. I was literally laughing throughout the whole movie to the point where I thought I was going to pee my pants. With a summer movie season full of more dramatic and action-based movies, That’s my boy is the summer comedy you will want to see.