Good Boys

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20th August 2019
   

Stupid Hormones!

I enjoyed ‘Good Boys’ and laughed nonstop through its 90-minute runtime but I don’t think this will become a modern comedy classic like its predecessors ‘Booksmart’ and ‘Superbad.’

Best friends Max, Jacob Tremblay (“Room”, “The Predator“), Lucas, Keith L. Williams (“Last Man on Earth (TV)”), and Thor, Brady Noon (“Boardwalk Empire (TV)”) lives are turned upside down when Max is invited by the popular 6th graders to a ‘Kissing Party.’

Max coerces Lucas and Thor to join him in going to the party so that he can kiss his crush, Brixlee (“Orphan Black (TV)”, “Wonder“). Like every teen movie that came before it, hijinks ensue!

There are a few side adventures that happen in the film, but the main focus is on the ‘Kissing Party’ and Max needing to replace his Dad’s, Will Forte (“MacGruber”, “SNL (TV)”) damaged drone along the way.

As much fun as I had watching the film, there are some overbearing flaws that stop the movie from becoming something more memorable, one of which was the script.

Written by writing partners Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, (Stupnitsky also directed the film) who are known for writing classic episodes of “The Office” and “Hello Ladies”. The two have the comedic background, which is why it was so funny, but the emotional scenes felt rushed.

It’s like the script had an “Insert sad scene here” followed by “funny quip” which took the feeling out of said scenes. Nothing could sit and settle with the audience for too long.

The cast bring their A-games and are cast perfectly with the Oscar-nominated Trembly as the veteran in this group of youngsters. He hits his lines with great comedic timing, Which I hope he can consider comedy as a counter to his more dramatic roles.

Williams and Noon both do great jobs with their characters and Williams comes away as the scene-stealer. Every time they need a reaction, the camera pans to Williams which he owns every time.

These kids bring a lot of heart to every scene and the movie is a lot better for it. They are the central characters and co-stars Lil Rel (“Get Out”), Sam Richardson (“Veep (TV)”), Stephen Merchant (“Logan“), Retta (“Parks and Recreation (TV)”), and Forte never take the focus away from the kids.

THE QUICK SELL
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.

RELEASE DATE
16th August 2019

DIRECTED BY
Gene Stupnitsky

WRITTEN BY
Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky

Running Time:
1hr 26 minutes

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US Box Office

#Title
1

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey

2

Bad Boys for Life

3

1917

4

Dolittle

5

Jumanji: The Next Level

6

The Gentlemen

7

Gretel & Hansel

8

Little Women

9

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

10

Knives Out

UK Box Office

#Title
1

Dolittle

2

Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn

3

1917

4

Parasite

5

Bad Boys For Life

6

The Personal History Of David Copperfield

7

Kinky Boots - The Musical (Theatre)

8

Jumanji: The Next Level

9

The Gentlemen

10

Little Women

US Box Office

#FilmWeekend GrossWeeks on Release# of CinemasGross to Date
1

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey

$33,010,01714,236$33,010,017
2

Bad Boys for Life

$12,011,35543,530$166,333,562
3

1917

$9,236,35073,548$132,779,259
4

Dolittle

$6,534,58043,462$63,834,565
5

Jumanji: The Next Level

$5,556,67992,729$298,487,090
6

The Gentlemen

$4,215,49132,557$26,887,472
7

Gretel & Hansel

$3,580,33223,007$11,604,572
8

Little Women

$2,376,04471,805$102,724,187
9

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

$2,313,34881,746$510,634,826
10

Knives Out

$2,297,647111,443$158,889,297

UK Box Office

#FilmWeekend GrossWeeks on Release# of CinemasGross to Date
1

Dolittle

£5,085,5201600£5,085,520
2

Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn

£2,833,2971629£2,833,297
3

1917

£2,271,5285692£35,888,252
4

Parasite

£1,397,3871137£1,397,387
5

Bad Boys For Life

£1,000,6284481£13,098,674
6

The Personal History Of David Copperfield

£530,3393519£5,089,472
7

Kinky Boots - The Musical (Theatre)

£503,2562479£1,175,439
8

Jumanji: The Next Level

£391,3109462£34,830,746
9

The Gentlemen

£351,3236333£11,057,892
10

Little Women

£305,0337452£20,800,556