The Stars Of Good Boys Can’t Watch Their Own Red Band Trailer

Good Boys (2019)

by James White |
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Clearly it's the day for raunchy coming-of-age movies showing their trailers. You may have already seen the Booksmart footage, and now here's the first look at Good Boys.

Written – and for the first time in the feature film field, at least – directed by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, the movie finds three usually well-behaved 12-year-olds (Jacob Tremblay's Max, Brady Noon's Thor and Keith L. Williams' Lucas) finally cracking that all-important high school ritual, an invite to a party where there might be the chance to actually kiss someone.

Convinced they need to prepare, the trio decides to use Max’s dad’s drone – which Max is forbidden to touch – to spy (they think) on a teenage couple making out next door.

But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Desperate to replace it before Max’s dad (Will Forte) gets home, the boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of epically bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from both the cops and terrifying teenage girls.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg produced this one, which certainly (a little like Booksmart before it) has echoes of their own Superbad. And the trailer takes a new angle, with the main trio of actors informed that they're not old enough to watch the red band footage despite starring in it.

Good Boys is out in the US and UK on 16 August.

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