Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are back with a new R-rated comedy, Good Boys. They’ve tapped Room breakout Jacob Tremblay to star as one of the “Beanbag Boys” (Max, Thor, and Lucas), who’re on the cusp of tweenhood.
When their father’s drone is destroyed, Max, Thor, and Lucas get into a series of hilarious misadventures to replace it. Along the way they’ll learn about drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from the cops.
Starring Jacob Tremblay
The new red band trailer for Good Boys, the upcoming R-rated film from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, has just dropped. The film stars Jacob Tremblay and features a script from the writers of The Office, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky.
The good boys trailer is a lot like the old-school comedies that Rogen and Goldberg are known for making. It shows a group of sixth-grade friends trying to figure out how to kiss before a party. It ends up going way, way wrong.
In the trailer, Max (Tremblay) panics when he doesn’t know how to kiss, so he enlists his best friends Thor (Brady Noon, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams, Fox’s The Last Man On Earth) to help him out. They decide to use Max’s dad’s drone – which he’s forbidden to touch – to spy on a teenage couple making out next door.
But things don’t go as planned and the drone is destroyed, causing the kids to have to figure out how to replace it before Max’s dad gets home. The three friends then set out on a wild adventure that includes stolen drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from the cops.
What’s interesting about the movie is that, despite its raunchy nature, it isn’t actually as bad as you might think. It’s the kind of movie that is based on real friendships between friends and is played so earnestly that you can feel the camaraderie in each character.
Tremblay, Noon and Williams all play tight-knit besties who aren’t afraid to throw around the word “f*ck” and snark at their neighbors. But in the end, it’s their true friendship that matters most and makes them stand up against all of the crazy hijinks that come their way.
The creative minds behind Superbad, Pineapple Express and Sausage Party bring their sex-filled sense of humour to Good Boys, which hits theaters on August 16. The film is produced by Rogen and Goldberg and written by Lee Eisenberg and Stupnitsky.
Directed by Gene Stupnitsky
Good Boys is the first directorial feature film for Gene Stupnitsky, who previously wrote for NBC’s The Office. This raunchy comedy is produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and stars Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon, and Keith L. Williams.
The trailer for Good Boys makes it look like a fun little coming-of-age story about three young tweens who are trying to be cool. But if you take the film at face value, it is a really crude comedy about drugged-up kids. It’s kind of like Ferris Bueller, but with thirteen year olds instead of nineteen.
There are a lot of gross-out gags in the trailer, but they are mostly just for laughs. The film also features a good number of sexual innuendos and a few drugs. It’s a little too racy for the parents, but if you have a kid that enjoys a bit of crass comedy this might be a good film for them to see.
Max, Lucas, and Thor are six-year-old best friends who have recently entered sixth grade. They are all very nervous about a “kissing party” that is being hosted by their friend Brixlee (Millie Davis).
When Max and Lucas ditch school to spy on Hannah and Lily with their father’s drone, they accidentally find Molly (Midori Francis), a teen girl who has ecstasy in her purse. But despite this, the boys are still able to navigate a dangerous odyssey of increasingly extreme hijinks.
This is the first film that I’ve seen written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, and they’ve done a great job of taking the raunchy comedy formula that has been used a lot in movies like Superbad and Dude Where’s My Car? and delivering it in a way that is fresh.
The boys scream at each other, swear, and yell and they talk about all sorts of things, but their antics are consistently funny. The cast is rounded out with several notable actors who are making their debuts on the big screen.
The film is a raunchy comedy that focuses on three young tweens who are struggling to navigate a world of adults and their friends. It has been a very successful movie, earning a 79 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a $71.3 million worldwide box office total.
Produced by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are one of the most prolific comedy teams in Hollywood. Their oeuvre spans films like Superbad, Pineapple Express and Sausage Party. They’re also behind the wheel of TV shows such as The Office and Bad Teacher.
The pair’s latest project, Good Boys, is a coming-of-age tween comedy that looks to up the ante on their previous entries. The film stars Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon and Keith L. Williams and is directed by The Office writer Gene Stupnitsky.
A red-band trailer for the upcoming film has arrived, and it is definitely the most exciting one we’ve seen all year. The NSFW trailer shows Tremblay’s character Max enlisting his buddies Thor (Brady Noon) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams) to help him spy on a young couple making out next door with the aid of a high-tech drone.
In the ad, it is clear that the movie has its own spin on the traditional coming-of-age storyline, and in this case, the R-rated film manages to get in all of the way with a healthy dose of gross out humor, and a whole lot of fun. It’s no secret that the duo have a penchant for raunchy romps, but this particular one certainly is the best of the bunch.
The good boys, in the form of the movie’s main characters, embark on an odyssey that includes stolen drugs, frat-house paintball and a bit of running from the cops. The film will open in select theaters August 16. Watch the good boys trailer above and don’t forget to let us know what you think! We’ll be back soon. The best news is, if it’s as good as they say, you won’t need to wait long for your first taste of these edgy teens.
Release Date: August 16
Good Boys, the R-rated comedy from director Gene Stupnitsky and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, is coming out on August 16. Check out the new trailer above. It features a lot of fun action and some mishaps, and it looks like it’s going to be a real hit.
The film centers around three middle school students, Max (Jacob Tremblay), Thor (Brady Noon), and Lucas (Keith L. Williams), who are desperate to learn how to kiss. They decide to use their dad’s drone to spy on a couple making out next door.
This leads to some hilarious misadventures and epically bad decisions, including stolen drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from the cops. It also includes some pretty scary teenage girls and a whole lot of crazy.
Typically known for his work with Lee Eisenberg on films such as Year One and Bad Teacher, Stupnitsky makes his feature directorial debut with Good Boys. He co-wrote the screenplay with Eisenberg, and he executive produced along with Point Grey Pictures’ Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
While some of the humor in Good Boys is over-the-top and not very funny, it’s a solid premise that has been well-received by critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 78 percent approval rating.
It’s a bit similar to the 2008 film Superbad, which also had three 12-year-old boys in it. Both films feature similar stories with a focus on the initiations and trials that come with being a teenager, but Good Boys does a better job of selling its characters and its themes.
The cast of Good Boys is led by Jacob Tremblay, who has starred in Oscar-nominated films such as Room and Baby Driver. He’s joined by Brady Noon, who was part of the ensemble in ‘Room’, and Keith L. Williams, who played a younger version of the protagonist in ‘Sausage Party’.
The film will be released on digital on October 29 and on DVD and Blu-ray on November 12. It comes with a commentary track from Stupnitsky and producer/co-writer Lee Eisenberg, as well as some great bonus features. These include a gag reel, an unrated alternate ending, and a few featurettes. Some of the features include Tremblay showing off his hometown of Vancouver, the casting process to make sure the young actors had chemistry on-screen, and how the filmmakers navigated some of the more colorful dialogue when it was delivered by kids.