Adam Sandler and That's My Boy
That's my Boy with Adam Sandler a Hit With Some
HOLLYWOOD, CA - If you are a fan of classic Adam Sandler comedy, there is a good chance you're going to like That's my Boy - if you haven't already seen it. Some are calling it the raunchiest Sandler comedy in years.
While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down when Donny resurfaces just before Todd's wedding.
Directed by Sean Anders and written by David Caspe, Variety reviewed the movie, saying:
Yet "That's My Boy" is ultimately too stunted in its view of women to object to such a double standard. The females who flock through this picture -- a horny grandma (Peggy Stewart), a plus-size stripper (Luenell) and, worst of all, a spoiled rich bitch (Leighton Meester) -- are hardly worth remarking upon, let alone spending time with. Ditto the Asian housekeepers and African minister who turn up on occasion, preceded by a wink that lets viewers know how clued-in the pic is to its own racism.
Xenophobic, misogynist humor in a Happy Madison production is of course no more surprising than the pic's multiple gags involving erections, ejaculation, incontinence, public urination and vomiting. Nor is it especially shocking that Sandler plays another deplorable man-child slob with his signature high-pitched vocal inflections, as though channeling a brain-damaged sock puppet.
Over at the Chicago Tribune, they were a bit harsh, saying it was definitely not Sandler's best work.
Alonso Duralde wrote, "First, the good news: I laughed twice at "That's My Boy," which is two more times than I did while watching Sandler's 2011 efforts "Just Go With It," "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star" and "Jack and Jill." Combined."
Cast of That's my Boy
- Donny - Adam Sandler
- Todd - Andy Samberg
- Jamie - Leighton Meester
- As Himself - Vanilla Ice
- Steve Spirou - Tony Orlando
- Phil - Will Forte
- Chad - Milo Ventimiglia