That’s My Boy
Directed by: Sean Anders, John Morris
Producers: Adam Sandler, Jack Giarraputo, Heather Parry
Cast: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, James Caan
I’ve been trying to write more about Adam Sandler’s new movie That’s My Boy for over a week now and I just…. can’t. There really isn’t that much to it. It’s the same old Sandler movie we’ve been watching for years, but with a retreat into toilet humour to get the laughs. It’s basically the episode of South Park where Ike has a relationship with his teacher extended to even more absurd lengths, and dealing with the aftermath of that. The plot is about as predictable as you’d imagine, with all the usual minor twists and turns. Mostly it’s just the same old low-brow humour you expect from an Adam Sandler movie, but with occasional stoops to new lows. There are some funny moments here or there, but they’re nothing more than slapstick at best. The most intelligent thing about the movie is an obscure piece of casting work which will mostly go un-noticed.
It’s not a bad movie exactly, it’s just that there’s nothing here that we haven’t seen before and done better, by others or by Sandler himself. If you’re a die hard Sandler fan then go see this movie. If you like juvenile humour then it’s a maybe. Otherwise it’s a “nothing else on TV” watch at best.
And…. that’s it. I’ve got nothing more to say about this.