Plenty of high school comedies have found hormonal teens on the verge of adulthood going through tremendous, hilarious lengths and shenanigans all in the name of getting to have an epic time. But what if you took that same concept, and dialed the ages of the leads down a few notches? Things get way more uncomfortable, crass and way funnier as proven in the first trailer for the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg-produced GOOD BOYS, a story of three young boys going through lots of hijinks while preparing to go to their first kissing party. The only plot hole I can see? In real life, these kids would not care about any of the things they do and would rather just play Fortnite.
The directorial debut of writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (THE OFFICE), the movie does seem to take a lot from the premise of movies like SUPERBAD, but with tweens in the lead and mixing in a more playful scenario. The result is something like a cross between that movie as Rogen and Goldberg’s SAUSAGE PARTY, continuing their trend of making movies where things that should definitely not be swearing and talking about sex do nothing but swear and talk about sex. Of course, it looks like a wild time and with the right crowd could make more than few bucks at the box office, and hey, considering the stars are young enough, this could spring off into a multi-picture franchise with options for spinoffs and a TV companion series. What? Just staying ahead of the game.
GOOD BOYS is in theaters August 16, but the movie is having its SXSW premiere today.
Here’s the synopsis:
After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max is panicking because he doesn’t know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor and Lucas decide to use Max’s dad’s drone- which they are forbidden to touch- to spy on a teenage couple who are making out. But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Desperate to replace it before Max’s dad gets home, the boys skip school and set off an odyssey of epically bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from both the cops and terrifying teenage girls.