Starring a group of pre-teens (but in no way made for them), the redband trailer for Universal Pictures' upcoming late-summer potential breakout, Good Boys, begins with a meta-commentary on the hypocrisy of Hollywood: kids their age are allowed to enact these vulgar phrases and actions in a film, they just can't purchase a ticket to watch themselves do it.
From there, the trailer goes into the actual film, where three young friends (led by 12-year-old Jacob Tremblay) not yet old or tall enough to ride Space Mountain at Disney World, get involved in a larger-than-life scheme involving drugs, police officers, and teenage girls (and by circumstance, the act of kissing). If you've ever wondered what it'd be like to watch very young men swing around a string of anal beads or stick a bottle of beer down their pants, Good Boys is on the way.
The directorial debut of Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, two writers who worked together on The Office, Good Boys will most likely be viewed as a spiritual predecessor to Superbad. There's a reason for that. That film's screenwriters (Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogan) are producers on this latest foul-mouthed extravaganza, and their brand of humor (as well as appreciation for situational comedy) is on full display here.
Good Boys will have its world premiere at SXSW 2019 tonight before opening in theaters on August 16th, 2019.
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