When you hear that Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen (This Is The End, The Disaster Artist) are producing a new R-rated comedy written and directed by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (The Office, Bad Teacher), you take note. When you hear that R-rated comedy is something of a Superbad riff starring Jacob Tremblay, you get intrigued. And if you're anything like us, when you see the first red-band trailer for that movie - a film by the name of Good Boys - you immediately start wondering when you'll be able to purchase tickets.
This looks very, very funny.
Look, maybe you're not as enchanted by movies where kids talk the way kids talked when I was a kid (hint: doing lots of swears). Maybe seeing a 12-year-old unknowingly nunchuck himself in the face with a string of anal beads doesn't strike you as funny. Maybe dick jokes aren't your thing. None of that is an issue for the Birth.Movies.Death. team. We will absolutely be checking out Good Boys when it arrives later this year.
Here's a plot synopsis:
"After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max (Room’s Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he doesn’t know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor (Brady Noon, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams, Fox’s The Last Man On Earth) decide to use Max’s dad’s drone – which Max is forbidden to touch – to spy (they think) on a teenage couple making out next door. But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Desperate to replace it before Max’s dad (Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth) gets home, the boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of epically bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from both the cops and terrifying teenage girls (Life of the Party’s Molly Gordon and Ocean’s Eight’s Midori Francis)."
Eisenberg and Stupnitsky's Good Boys will have its presumably raucous premiere tonight at the SXSW Film Festival. Stay tuned for reactions out of that screening, and go ahead and mark your calendars for August 16th, when Good Boys hits theaters.