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Good Boys
(2019)
7.88
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Plot/Story

7.00

Characters

9.00

Acting

8.00

Cinematography

7.00

Production Design

8.00

Sound

7.00

Execution

8.00

Emotional Impact

9.00

Overview: A group of young boys on the cusp of becoming teenagers embark on an epic quest to fix their broken drone before their parents get home.

Director: Gene Stupnitsky

Release Date: 2019-08-14

Genres: Comedy


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Good Boys is the first comedy in a long time that was actually funny. It actually prioritizes humor and not on shoe-horning in some ham-fisted political message. The story is simple and while it does go in some unbelievable directions, the characters remained very realistic and grounded. The three leads did a surprisingly good job. I know Jacob Tremblay is a legitimate actor, so I knew he'd be great, but the other two have less experience (especially Brady Noon) but they also put out solid performances. Some of the side characters aren't acted particularly well by their child actors, but none were distractingly bad. I didn't care for the hip-hop soundtrack, but that's only a personal preference and not a knock against the film. For an R-rated comedy, Good Boys is surprisingly heartfelt and while I really didn't like the ending, it did manage to illicit a few tears, which is hard to do. On the technical side, there isn't really anything noteworthy and the cinematography is bland, but the story and the humor really connect, so I didn't notice as much. I was really afraid after the trailers kept hammering in that Good Boys is from the people who brought us Sausage Party (which is in my top three worst movies of all time), but Good Boys is a really good comedy. The overall plot thread is very predictable, but the events along the way are a lot of fun. I wholeheartedly recommend Good Boys.

By : Greg Mueller | Date : 5 months ago