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That's My Boy Review

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The reappearance of schlebby party boy turned schlebby middle-aged dropout Donny (Sandler) - the father he hasn't seen since his 18th birthday - puts a kink in Todd's (Samberg) plans for a peaceful wedding.

★★★★★

Adam Sandler's first proper adult comedy in years was ripped apart by critics in the States. It’s possible, though, that Sandler’s reputation preceded him. For, while That’s My Boy — in which Sandler is an unreconstructed manchild who reconnects with his estranged son (Andy Samberg) on the eve of his wedding — is as puerile and infantile as Sandler’s recent hands-free efforts, like Grown Ups and Jack & Jill, there’s actually something surprising here that we haven’t seen from Sandler for a while: jokes. There’s a sleazy, raucous inventiveness at play here, which often goes places few R-rated comedies dare to venture.

Not nearly as terrible as burped-out Sandler disasters of recent years, there's enough funny stuff here to remind us of his talent. Still, it's not for everyone.