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Sunday 18 August 2019

Good Boys review: 'A regrettable enterprise'

2 stars

Good Boys
Good Boys
Paul Whitington

Paul Whitington

Produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Good boys attempts to transplant the frattish humour of films like Superbad to the world of tweens.

Twelve-year-olds Max, Thor and Lucas have been friends forever, but as they prepare to enter sixth grade they decide to educate themselves about sex.

Max is in love, and has been invited to a ‘kissing party’, so the boys take to the internet to find out how it all works.

Listening to children say ‘f**k’ is only entertaining up to a point, and this film gets its tone and timing all wrong: there are three or four good jokes, but for the most part Good Boys is a regrettable enterprise.

(16, 90mins)

Irish Independent

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