Good Boys, 6.3/10, has been described as the middle-school version of the 2007 cult classic “Superbad”. But is that an accurate assessment of this film? Well, I wouldn’t go that far. The humour is inappropriate, immature and dumb but honestly it just makes you want to hang your head in shame and accept that it is actually a hilarious movie.
The narrative follows the typical tropes as you would expect from a film like this. When three sixth grade boys are invited to the ‘popular’ boy’s kissing party, they embark on a journey to make sure that they are able attend, no matter the cost to their own credibility.
When I first saw the trailer I assumed that it would be a total chore and that the writers wanted to see how far they could push the boundaries of dialogue delivered by 12 year olds. That is very much the case but the three young actors narrowly avoided crossing into groan worthy territory. The film trails off in the third act and probably could have finished 15 minutes before it did. If you don’t go into this movie expecting too much then you will be pleasantly surprised. The primary source of charm is the bond between “the bean bag gang” and yes Good Boys may not be for everyone, but when it lands on a streaming service then it may be be worth a cursory viewing.
Entertainment (of its genre): 7/10
Overall rating….. 6.3/10