That's My Boy 2012

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Adam Sandler stars in this comedy as an absent father who re-enters the life of his estranged son in an attempt to sting him for cash. Donny, a foul-mouthed, hedonistic middle-aged playboy who is facing a jail sentence for tax evasion, finds out that Todd, the son he fathered as a teenager with his high school teacher, is now a hedge fund manager and about to tie the knot with his fiance.

Starring:
Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg
Runtime:
1 hour 51 minutes

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That's My Boy

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Sean Anders
Starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg
Supporting actors Leighton Meester, James Caan
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mitun on 25 Dec 2013
Format: DVD
'That's My Boy' is comedy film that released in 2012. On its release the film was labelled as one of the worst movies ever made and received eight Golden Raspberry Award nominations, winning worst actor and worst screenplay. The feature was also embroiled in criticism for its comedic portrayal of incest and other related controversial subjects. In conclusion, the film flopped badly at the box-office.

Yes, the themes may be off putting and vulgarity not digested well. It's not something I enjoy watching. However, all these things aside, I enjoyed the overall comedy, which was fresh in execution.

The story revolves around Donny Berger (Adam Sandler) who is estranged from his son (Andy Samberg), he fathered when he was a teenager. In the present day, Donnie re-enters the life of his son just before his wedding to create mayhem.

I really enjoy Adam Sandler films and this offering was quite different, which is an understatement. I kept putting off watching the movie due to the bad press it received. I then watched it with my wife, who hates vulgar themed films, especially when there's controversial themes put in the mix. I was shocked, she actually found it funny, even more than me. I found some of the situations truly in your face hilarious. The jokes are new and make you laugh.

Unfortunately the acting by everyone is so bad. The main culprit is Sandler who deservedly won the Worst Actor Award. Saying that, this is a Sandler show and even with bad acting he makes you laugh.

The direction by Sean Anders is amusing when witnessing the outrageous scenarios that are rib tickling.

'That's My Boy' is a scandalous guilty pleasure.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By 5apphire on 5 Dec 2013
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When I am feeling down, this film picks me right up!! Adam Sandler and Vanilla Ice are legends! Could watch this over and over and not not stop laughing!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By wowwow on 21 Nov 2013
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I am a huge Adam Sandler fan and this film is so funny I have watched it over and over again!!! if you love Adam you will love this!!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Nico van Leeuwen on 5 April 2013
Format: Blu-ray
I thought Adam had made his worst movie ever with Jack and Jill... but I think this might actually be worse... I hope Sandler gets his act together on his next movie... Sadly another movie by Sandler for which a person should be paid to watch it. Money down the drain...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. W. N. Chow on 27 Dec 2013
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Funny, funny film. Maybe his best.
I just had to buy this as It's worth watching over and over.
Not that I do watch it that much, but it is there when I do want to watch and need a good laugh.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Jan 2013
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That's My Boy starts out in around 1984 with 14 year old Donnie Berger (Adam Sandler's younger self played by Justin Weaver) flirting with his teacher in high school, and having an inappropriate relationship with her. Culminating in a love child & huge court case where the child has to be brought up by Donnie until it's 18th birthday, which earned him flash in the pan fame & riches. As the story picks up again, a now 40 something Donnie has blown his money & in financial trouble with the IRS. Meanwhile, his estranged son Todd (Andy Samberg -Saturday Night Live) who wants nothing to do with Donnie, is a wealthy businessman on the eve of his wedding. In drops Donnie to rekindle his relationship with his son & make up for his bad parenting, comedy & mayhem ensue.

Overall That's My Boy is a minor improvement from previous offering Jack & Jill. The story itself is decent & has a mixture of good comedy situations, some taken out the pages from the likes of Couples Retreat & Wedding Crashers. The opening sequence was quite frankly seat squirmingly hilarious, and in places there were some genuine funny bits, but mixed in with some tumbleweed gags & inappropriate, sleazy vulgarity that just soured the whole thing in places. While some Sandler films do touch on bad taste content for it's humor, here it is done excessively & totally out of character for a Sandler film. And recalling an interview, it was Andy Samberg who helped persuade Sandler to make this, as it was up in the air at the time.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mrs C Argent on 2 April 2013
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A very poor film indeed. I can think of nothing to recommend it, it lacked humour and was completely puerile.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rockrules on 30 May 2013
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This is Sandlers' best proper comedy since 50 First Dates, (I say proper comedy to exclude the excellent threesome of Reign Over Me, Punch Drunk Love and Spanglish).
This film has a fresher feel than his last half a dozen comedies, I think his films were beginning to feel 'over rehearsed' but this one feels more spontaneous, I get the feeling that they probably had a lot of fun making this one. I had almost given up on him but now i'm looking forward to his next film if he can keep this up. Excellent rock soundtrack too (if topped with a little cheese).
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