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.