Tuesday 19 November 2019

Sandler boy is new low

Paul Whitington

Paul Whitington

that's my boy

(16, general release, 116 minutes)

Director: Sean Anders Stars: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, James Caan, Vanilla Ice


I'm starting to run out of bad things to say about Adam Sandler films, but if the man keeps on making them what is one to do?

Even by Sandler's bargain- basement standards, That's My Boy represents a new low in crassness and vulgarity.

The film tells the story of a young man who becomes a national hero after having sex with his teacher.

Donny Berger was 14-years-old in 1984, when he began an affair with his shapely teacher.

The affair ended in pregnancy and a court case.

Twenty-eight years on, Donny is a half-forgotten celebrity, living a boozy and stripper-filled slacker lifestyle.

He has also lost touch with his estranged son Hans Solo Berger (Andy Samberg).

But the pair are reunited by the impending wedding of Donny's son -- now a successful businessman

Affecting a ghastly Boston accent and his usual idiotic persona, Sandler leaves no stone unturned in terms of infantile toilet humour and succeeds only in dragging everyone involved in this film down to his subterranean level.

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